Monday, April 26, 2021

BEST Approach to UNDERSTANDING the BIBLE

 

PARADOX:

The deeper I go, 

the clearer Scripture becomes.


What is it about being a kid, when it comes to understanding God?

Or even studying His Word?

Somehow, things seem pretty clear, even as I'm a baby Christian.

So, I'm careful I don't let anyone interpret the Bible for me, EXCEPT for the Holy Spirit of God.

He alone must teach me.

Only He can shed LIGHT on SCRIPTURE.

We humans come from all kinds of cultures, conditioning, and pre-conceived notions.

Our knowledge has been corrupted.

Only by approaching God, as an eager child, could we really get to know Him.

I found:

The more child-like I am,

the simpler God's WORD becomes.

And the more

GOD reveals His treasures.


We are to become like little children -- knowing nothing, but wanting to know EVERYTHING about God.

I found that to be the best approach to God.

Jesus did say:

Matthew 18:3

King James Version

3 And said, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Except ye be converted, 

and become as little children, 

ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.


If we are to understand Scripture, we must first surrender to God, in eager anticipation.

For the world has played around with our hearts, and minds, and it's now time to surrender to the ONLY ONE who really knows everything.

Pretend you've tied a white handkerchief on a pencil, and waving it up at God, hoping He'd show up.

He likes sincere, and playful hearts.

How He abhors the wisdom of the world!

1 Corinthians 3:19

King James Version

19 For the wisdom of this world 

is foolishness with God

For it is written, 

He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.


For God knows what that type of wisdom stands for.

1 Corinthians 3:20

King James Version

20 And again,

 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, 

that they are vain.


We become teachable when we are child-like, simple, humble, trusting, caring to know the two W's of God:

WILL

WORD


Then, we can effectively do the third W:

WORSHIP


It's really the only way to understand God, Scripture, and all the ways of Jesus:

Seek God.

Become trusting, and child-like with God.

Be willing to learn.

Be willing to obey.

Fear Him.

Be proud of Him.

Focus on Him.

Pray for clarity.

Be born again.

Listen to His Holy Spirit.

Believe in His Son, Jesus.

Thank God for His blessings.

Be perfect, like Him.

Learn to love, as He does.

Find that child-like spot in your heart, let go of the corrupted ways of the world, and make a home for Jesus, for He will surely come knockin'.

And your life will forever be changed.

In ways only God would know.

Consider it your GREATEST adventure -- EVER.


Related video:

The Clarity of Scripture with Dr. John MacArthur


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

SOLE Reference

 

Psalm 119:97 

King James Version

97 O how love I thy law! 

it is my meditation all the day.


How beautiful each day becomes!

When the WORD of GOD guides you.

When, for every question, you seek the Lord's instructions.

ONLY the Lord's instructions.

If you've been born again, you'd know what the world asks of you, is in total opposition to God's commands.

And even that, being born again, must be precise -- according to JESUS' instructions.

For there are many born again, but who really follows the WORD of GOD faithfully, without excuses, or alibis?

Who can really understand Christ?

Only those who have read God's WORD, guided by His HOLY SPIRIT, for it is Spirit who will teach you.

Once the Holy Spirit is upon you, you will be forever changed.

I know it for myself.

There is no looking back.

Only a digging deeper into Scripture.

Making sure your heart is right, with the LORD.

There can only be authenticity.

I suppose the title of this post can also be SOUL Reference.

You see?

Who taught me that?

Only the Holy Spirit of God.

Whatever God gave me, the Holy Spirit uses, for I am in His service.

The day we were born, God knew our mission.

The only difference is if we'll know it, remember it, look for it, ask about it, or even care about it.

When the world fails us, we turn back to God.

He's always been there, no matter what.

He is infallible, strong, steady, mighty, powerful, faithful, and loving.

The Bible attests to all that.

How else can we know, unless we ask God to make things clear for us?

That's actually the first step back to God.

Humility.

Surrender.

Watch how God will come upon your life, and make things right for you.

There is no pride in heaven.

There is only PRAISE for GOD.

We do not serve the world.

We must only serve God.

Only by becoming born again, and reading Scripture, can we know things of God.

After that, all become clear.

We get strength from JESUS.

Life blossoms differently and beautifully.

Each one of us becomes a hope for the other.

As we share how the WORD  of GOD has changed our life.

JESUS is the WORD.

Revelation 19:13 (KJV)

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: 

and his name is called The Word of God.


Let the WORD of GOD -- JESUS -- be our SOLE reference on EVERYTHING!


BIBLE as REFERENCE

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