Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bible study bookmark

While I was doing my spring cleaning in the spare bedroom, I found this bookmark that a friend at church gave me. At the time, she was my Sunday School teacher. One day in class, she gave us all this unique Bible study tool. It is made out of a few strands of ribbon and is designed to help you mark several passages of Scripture at a time. You just take one strand and place it where you want it; then, if you're looking to find parallel passages, you can take the other strands and mark those.

There are six strands, all different colors, that are tied in a knot at the top. Underneath the knot is a bead, and under that, another knot. The ribbons used were 1/4" or 1/8" wide. From top to bottom, this bookmark measures at about 20 inches long.

At the bottom of each strand is a knot. Now, wouldn't this be a simple craft that you can make for yourself or for others who need a tool for Bible study?

Finding this bookmark has inspired me to use it as I study God's Word. I occasionally teach the teen girls' Sunday School class, and this would be a good way to look up several verses at once without losing my place. If you have a pocket on the front of your Bible like I do, you can store the ribbon bookmark there when you're not using it.

Psalm 119 is full of verses that speak about God's Word. I thought I'd share with you a few of my favorites. I hope they are an encouragement to your heart as they are to mine. Let's meditate on these today:

"Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee." (v. 9-11)

"I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word." (v. 16)

"Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight." (v. 77)

"Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven." (v. 89)

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (v.105)

"Great peace have thy which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them." (v. 165)


The Watts Family said...

Isn't it funny how something so simple could work so well! ~ I think I will be making a few of these they would be great for when we homeschool and we are in our bible study ~thanks for sharing Blessings :-)

Theo-Ann said...

Glad you can use this idea for your family.:)

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

I love it and I need it!!! Thanks so much!