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


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