A “Balanced Diet” of Scripture

A helpful point from Jen Wilkin’s book, Women of the Word.

After explaining a particular problem of being a biblical “picky eater,” by only reading or studying certain parts of the Bible on page 44 Wilkin writes:

“All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable. All of it. We need a balanced diet to grow to maturity — it’s time to move on to the rest of the meal.  Women need both male and female examples to point us to godliness. We can’t fully appreciate the sweetness of the New Testament without the savory of the Old Testament. We need historical narrative, poetry, wisdom literature, law, prophecy, and parables all showing us the character of God from different angles …”

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Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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2 Responses to A “Balanced Diet” of Scripture

  1. Jen says:

    Very true. I usually read one NT book, and then upon finishing that, I study one in the NT, then back to the OT again.

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