While I was working on the launch of the Be A Berean Network I read this Our Daily Bread devotional which included the following quote from violinist Midori:
“I have to practice for my job and I practice every day. . . . It’s not really the hours, but the quality of the work that needs to be done. I see with students, that they play and they call it practice, but they are not listening and not watching. If you have your textbook open, it doesn’t mean that you are studying.”
With all the work regarding “searching the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so” the statement about having your textbook open really caught my attention. Like many believers I read my Bible every day, but I also take time to study Scriptures in depth. (Currently I’m working through James.) If you want to be a Berean it is not enough to “search the Scriptures daily”, we must take the time to “find out whether these things were so”.