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DEVOTIONS - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: studying God’s Word
SCRIPTURE: 2 Tim.2:15
Style: drama/conversation: a person likens
. needing a manual to set up and use a laptop
. to that of needing to study your Bible
Cast: PERSON 1 & 2
Set & Props: Bible, manual, laptop, 2 chairs, table
(PERSON 1 sits reading their Bible.
PERSON 2 enters carrying a manual and a laptop.
PERSON 2 stops to observe PERSON 1.)
PERSON 2 Hey! Whatcha doing?
PERSON 1 Hi. Oh, ah, just doing my devotions.
PERSON 2 Huh?
PERSON 1 Studying the Bible.
PERSON 2 It’s not Sunday.
PERSON 1 I like to read it every day.
PERSON 2 Why? Why would you do that?
PERSON 1 So many reasons.
PERSON 2 Well, I don’t see the need to do that.
. I already know the essence of what I believe
. and what is expected of me.
(PERSON 2 sits down, puts the laptop onto the table
and opens the manual.)
PERSON 1 What are YOU doing?
PERSON 2 I need to set up my laptop.
PERSON 1 Why do you need the manual?
PERSON 2 So I know what to do, and so I do it 2
. correctly. Don’t want to make a mistake.
. It could really mess things up.
PERSON 1 But don’t you already know the essence
. of the computer and what it should do?
PERSON 2 Of course, but–heyyyyy... I know what
. you’re getting at. Anyway, we’re talking
. about an expensive piece of electronics here.
. I’ve been working for months to save up for this.
PERSON 1 And your laptop is worth more than your life?
PERSON 2 But – computers are intricate. There are
. many complicated aspects to it.
PERSON 1 More than life and people? Or - for the sake
. of one tiny example - is it more complicated
. than your dating experience with that girl/boy
. down the street?
PERSON 2 Whoa! Okay, I see what you’re saying.
. The Bible is our manual for our lives.
. But – do you have to read it every day?
PERSON 1 It certainly helps. Life certainly is not
. as easy as computers. All the information needed
. cannot suddenly be downloaded into our brains.
. We have to slowly learn things and put them
. into our memory system. Even once we’ve learned
. and memorized something, we still have the ability
. to forget. And life is not as basic as a computer
. where – if you click on an icon – you always
. get the same response. Different situations
. come up with different people all the time.
PERSON 2 But – why? Why the Bible? Why study the Bible?
PERSON 1 2 Timothy 3:16 and 17 says, “All Scripture
. is inspired by God and profitable for teaching,
. for reproof, for correction, for training
. in righteousness; that the man of God
. may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
PERSON 2 And WHY every day?
PERSON 1 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Be diligent 3
. to present yourself approved to God
. as a workman who does not need to be ashamed,
. handling accurately the word of truth...”
. Like right now, so I can effectively
. answer questions such as these. And also,
. so I’ll know the difference between truth
. and someone else’s version of it.
PERSON 2 So it’s basically just information.
PERSON 1 But so much more than that. This is how God
. communicates with us. You know how you like to
. check your friends’ status updates on facebook?
PERSON 2 Yeah, did you see Larry’s last status update?
. It’s hilarious.
PERSON 1 And how many times do you look at Larry’s
. status updates?
PERSON 2 Every day. I mean, he usually has some
. cool things to say.
PERSON 1 Well, think of it like this – God posted
. ALL of His status updates in this book.
. He’s not just a great friend, or a loving Father,
. He is the perfect, all-knowing God,
. Creator of the universe. Why would you NOT
. want to read everything He says?
(PERSON 2 packs up their laptop and manual and stands up.)
PERSON 2 I guess I should get me one of those
. status posted-life manuals. Okay, so-
. where does one go to buy a Bible, anyway?
PERSON 1 You can order them online –
. if your computer was working properly.
. Or, there’s a Christian bookstore down the road.
. I’ll go with you.
(PERSON 1 and PERSON 2 leave.)