Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thought of the Day !!

Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked. "How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
                                                                         Acts 8:30-31 (NIV)

In reading our bibles we come to know more about Christ through the pages of His Holy Word.  We not only learn more about Him, but we get to know Him as well.  But I would imagine that you, like me, have been reading at some time and found something you didn't understand.  That's only normal.  I tell new Christians to read their bibles and don't worry about everything that they don't understand because in time more and more will be opened to them. 

So how do we come to understand Scripture better?  We can use commentaries, which are other's understanding of what we read.  These are used a lot in sermon preparation to get other people's take on what will be preached on.  But another way that is very important is studying our bibles together.  In doing this, we learn from others as we offer them a fresh new look at things.

Are you in a Bible Study, Small Group, Sunday School or other gathering where the Bible is being read and discussed?  Do you meet with a friend and/or friends to talk about verses of Scripture?  Do you encourage one another to study God's Word?

I encourage everyone to seek ways of learning and being formed by God's Word this week.  Do this in private, and do it with others.  Over time we will all grow spiritually if we hold fast to these disciplines.

In the love of Christ,


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