I listen to a lot of sermons on podcasts, like around 4 or 5 regularly a week. But this week at college I was convicted about the amount of time I spend listening to others explain God’s word compared to how much I search the scriptures for my own personal study and quiet time. There is much to be gained from listening to preaching, especially as one who preaches. But I realised I need to be diving into the scripture more myself.
Some questions that I have been thinking through are:
- Am I letting sermons become my quiet time?
- By listening to more sermons what larger chunks of the Bible am I missing out on?
- Why do I often prefer to listen to a sermon rather than open up my Bible?