Back in Bible college, I had a whole semester long class on First and second Peter. It was a three hour class, every week, and we were required to do six hours of homework, each week, which needed to be thoroughly logged. I have spent a ton of time on this book. I got really tired of it. Commentaries, reading it over and over, mapping out sentences.￼ It felt (and was) tedious.
That semester, my sister Natalie had moved to Simi Valley, and because of my ridiculous school schedule, I wasn’t able to spend much time with her. One afternoon, she asked to hang out, and I lamented I still had a lot of hours of first Peter homework to do. She suggested we do it together. What came of the hang out, was a poster board illustrating all of chapter 1. My sister is a professional artist (I dabble). Since that time, first Peter one has had a totally different life.￼￼
My best advice is to do something similar. Engage with each world. Meditate on it, imagine it illustrated.
Whenever I read the verse, “though you don’t see him, you love him, and are filled with joy inexpressible”, I see our little cartoon guy, blindfolded, holding hands with Jesus with a big smile and huge heart coming from his chest.
Let the Word come alive to you in new ways. I know the letters in the NT can start feeling worn out after awhile (since it’s common to read them more often). How can they be made fresh today?