STOP STUDYING THE BIBLE
Using a FB term I initially “reacted” to the title of an article I saw.
IF YOU WANT PEOPLE TO GROW SPIRITUALLY QUIT TELLING THEM TO STUDY THE BIBLE.
I then began to realise the author was probably talking about meditation. (and he was).
I believe and recommend that we should have a DAILY SYSTEMATIC BIBLE READING PROGRAM, reading both the Old Testament and the New Testament daily. PLUS choose a different book of the Bible, and begin to DAILY MEDITATE starting with chapter one verse one (often one verse is sufficient) look at every word, look at it in various other translations and pray LORD TURN THE LIGHT ON. This is what happens:
The information will become revelation
The Logos (written) Word will become the Rhema (living) Word.
The Rhema is the incorruptible seed (sperma) that causes change and growth in us.
The Rhema Word will ALWAYS agree with the Logos Word.
We must see the coming to the Word of God as coming to God’s banqueting table and every day we can be fed and blest.
We know that meditate means to “chew the cud” and like a cow chew over every word UNTIL GOD TURNS THE LIGHT ON. I believe we can have a REHEMA WORD EVERY DAY.
What are some of the important keys to receiving a Rhema Word daily.
As the Psalmist says we must DELIGHT in the Word, every time we open the Bible BE EXCITED expecting God to speak to you.
We must come to the Word of God with an OBEDIENT HEART always willing to obey what God says, our attitude must be:
I’ll go where You want me to go
I will do what You want me to do
I will be what You want me to be
I will say what You want me to say.
So, I totally agree with the author of the article QUIT STUDYING THE BIBLE (and learn the lost art of) MEDITATING. You will grow spiritually.
Psalm 119:11 I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart so I won’t sin myself bankrupt. MESSAGE.