I never got around to blogging about it, but that was partly because it (and life in general) was so intense. We had daily homework, and every week we watched hour-long videos of Beth Moore’s teaching that unpacked the verses even more.
By the time we finished, I had decided that the apostles James and Paul were not contradictory, as I had always secretly feared. I also had a fuller picture of what my life should look like as a follower of Jesus, and a deeper appreciation for James’ Jewish style of writing and reasoning.
Now, five months later, guess which book of the Bible my homegroup has decided to study for the fall?
Ok, God…I guess you’re wanting me to REALLY study James this year, huh?
I can take a hint, and when it’s a hint from my Savior, I don’t really want to respond halfway.
So I decided to commit James to memory.
I’ve memorized scripture before, but never an entire book, so I’m going to need some encouragement from all of you! Now that I’m not in school, I have more free brain cells, and I can think of no better employment for them than to memorize words that give, rather than take, life.
We’ll see how it goes!