A few words for my Greek students this morning. I realize that your study of Greek is hard work — exceedingly hard for some of you. I know that many of you struggle with interruptions on every hand. Others of you are procrastinators. Some perhaps wish you were studying another language! You may be tempted to think that you are expending second-class time when you are reviewing principal parts or parsing verbs. What you need to realize is that you are working every bit as hard as my son Nathan is when he is sharpening the blade of his chain saw.
From Dave Black Online:
If you want to grow in your effectiveness for Christ, if you want to be a sharp tool in His hands, you must be engaged in the growth of your mind. We grow when we pursue the discipline of study. I budget time for it daily. I have learned the importance of feeding my mind on truth that will better enable me to serve Jesus. If you are not studying regularly, then chances are you are not growing!
(From Dave Black Online, 7:03 AM, Monday, February 22, 2010. Used by permission. Dave Black is the author of Energion Publications books The Jesus Paradigm and Christian Archy along with many others.)