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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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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