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"Seeking" The Key to Using The Bible

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If you find it difficult to relate to the scriptures because they seem as distant as the time in which they were written, maybe, God is calling you to drill down into his Word. Don’t be reluctant, use other books too, and dig deeper to find more about the culture and the historical background to gain a clearer picture of the promises from the Bible.

We are encouraged to “seek ” throughout the scriptures. One of my favorite verses says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness” (Mt 6:33). Look at it this way, the amount of time you spend searching the Word of God will dictate how much knowledge you’ll have at your disposal, when your face to face with lack, temptation and sin.

The best part of spending time in the Word, are the deposits from the Holy Spirit. Peace, joy and knowledge are residual effects of studying the Word of God. Learning the principal of “seeking” the Word for answers, is what helps Christian men to reach a deeper level of understanding of how to walk by faith and not by sight.

Seeking and believing are essential parts of the Christian experience. In a recent article in “Decisions” American Evangelist Billy Graham, sated “believing is as real as any experience”, but most people are looking for something more, many seem to expect an electric sensation, or a manifestation when they become Christians.

Grammy award winning Gospel artist Andrea Crouch has a song that described a similar attitude. It says, “you don’t have to jump no pews, run down no isle, all you have to do, is be born again.

You’re saved by trusting in the Word. Christ said (John 14:17-18) “ The world cannot accept him for it neither sees him nor knows him, but he lives with you and will be in you.” Maybe that’s too simple?

2 comments:

FishHawk said...

Would it not be so much better to want to truly have a very close and personal relationship with the true "Word of God" Himself???
http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2007/12/bittersweets-words-of-word.html

Stephen Bess said...

Yes, we must stay in that Word. Thanks for the encouragement, brother. Peace~