Monday, November 19, 2012

What should be our approach to the Bible be?

Our approach should be the same as the American flight school's strategy
"It's not what you know that's important. It's what you do with what you know when you're being shot at that makes all the difference"

Jesus gices us help - approach the Bible:

Matthew 7:24 "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But evveryone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them ,will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the flodds came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was the fall."

  • We need to distinguish between: Studying the Bible and applying what has been learned
  • We can become intoxicated with Biblical knowledge - and be reckless - full of pride
  • We must guard our hearts against pride
1 Corinthians 8:1 "Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up."

  • Knowledge about God - transformed into knowledge of God
  • Goal od studying the Bible - not simply observation or interpretation - it is application
  • Point - not to uncover a new piece of knowledge
  • Point - not to explain the precise definition of a Greek word
  • Joy comes - applying the truth to our own lives

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