Begin this session by reading Scripture and answering questions to reflect on the selected Bible verses.
What kinds of people are there according to Psalms 1?
What does it mean to describe someone as a tree planted next to water? What does it mean to describe someone as chaff (the outer covering of grain that is useless and thrown away)?
What behaviors and consequences distinguish those who embrace God’s Word from those who reject God’s Word?
Where does Paul say that Scripture ultimately comes from?
What does it mean to say Scripture is “God-breathed?”
Without using the words of Paul, describe the value of Scripture in your life and in the lives of others.
There are two different people that Scripture speaks to: those who value Scripture and study it and those who don’t.
If we approach it and value it as God’s Word, then we are like a life-giving tree. If we fail to recognize the value of Scripture, we suffer for it because we become like chaff, of little value to the Kingdom of God and carried away by the wind.
Read 1 Thessalonians 2:13. How does this verse impact your view of Scripture’s significance? How would you feel about the Bible if, instead, it was created by man?
In our study, we read about the tree and the chaff as illustrations for those who value and don’t value the Bible. How does this change your perspective on how you value the study of God’s Word?