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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Studying scripture changes lives

From Skip Heitzig’s book, “How to Study the Bible and Enjoy It”

It is the application of Scripture that makes the difference in our lives. The meat of the Word is doing what God wants. We must allow our knowledge about God to be transformed into a knowledge of God.

J.I.Packer wrote, “If we pursue the logical knowledge for its own sake, it is bound to go bad on us. It will make us proud and conceited.” It can puff us up, leading us to try to impress others with our mastery of Scripture. But, unless we love other people and live according to what the Lord has taught us – the Bible says we are nothing.

Don’t become an expert in Scriptures, but have a changed life.The best way to approach the Bible is as an obedient servant waiting for the master to give instructions

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