Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 ESV
We clearly live in a time in history where the written Word of GOD (the Bible) is easily accessible. Electronic devices and access to the internet have opened up a pandora’s box of resources. We no longer have an excuse to not have a copy of the Bible. Not only that, but with such access, we can instantly have an some two-dozen different Translations of the Bible at a swipe. The Bible can be on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, digital reader, in addition to your hardcopy (brick ‘n’ mortar as Lisa Harper says it).
In addition to the Bible itself, we also have access to academic resources that the scholars spent years (if not lifetimes) putting together. Things like commentaries and detailed hermenuetical (study involving Greek and Hebrew historical context used for interpretation) research are available to us and much of it is available at just the cost of your internet provider.
All of this to say that if we really wanted to study Scripture, there’s nothing stopping us. And to study means to engage our intellect with the humility and reverence for holy Scripture (because it is the breathed Word of GOD). It was written for us to learn from and grow in the knowledge of GOD Himself.
Lysa TerKeurst and her team, Jim Cress (her licensed professional Christian counselor) and Joel Muddamalle (her theological director at Proverbs 31 Ministries), unpack the commonly misunderstood Scriptures that cause a lot of controversy. And it is not the Scriptures themselves that are at the core of the controversy, but rather, the mishandling and misunderstanding of them by well-meaning but misinformed individuals.
Come sit down with me and a cup of your favorite something and listen in on the discussion. You may want to grab a pen and paper or some electronic device to capture notes because the next time you read those Scriptures (during quiet time with the Lord or devotional readings) you will read them differently.
I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~
LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary
*Thank you to Lysa TerKeurst, Jim Cress and Joel Muddamalle | P31M Therapy and Theology
I cannot seem to click on the link that takes me to the “full” article. Would love to read it as a bike ride at the gym… 😉Sent from my T-Mobile 5G Device
Never mind I got it. It’s on YouTube and it’s captioned! yay. Thank you Lord. Sent from my T-Mobile 5G Device
Excellent!! Thanks for sharing. ❤️Sent from my T-Mobile 5G Device