Fall is one of the most enjoyable times of year for my family and for the staff at SWO. We maintain a pretty busy schedule at camp, but the groups have a different dynamic. We get a lot of Christian schools bringing students in for fall retreats. These groups pose a unique challenge because the students have a lot of knowledge of the bible, but often are numb to the life-transforming power of the Gospel. I have been challenged a lot lately from 1 Corinthians 2 to understand that, no matter how great of a knowledge I have of the bible, the Holy Spirit must give me discernment and bring conviction to my life. Otherwise, the Bible is just a textbook. This explains how even nonbelievers can have a pretty good knowledge of the bible and be unmoved by it’s power.
I want to surrender to the authority of the Scripture and receive the discernment of the Holy Spirit. The bible is NOT a textbook. It is life and revelation and power. Submit to it.