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Last week, we stepped up to the challenge that the apostle Paul gave to a young Timothy.
“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2.
He was telling Timothy to pick it (God’s truth) up and pass it on. How you do that? Through being a good listener. But we all know there is a difference between being a listener and being a LEARNER. You can listen to someone tell you how to replace the alternator in your car or how to get to the nearest gas station, but until you purpose to learn the information, you are just hearing a bunch of noise. So how do we cross the bridge from a listener to a leaner? Well, we have to hide it, not just in our head, but in our heart.
Here is an acrostic that has helped me tremendously to hide God’s wonderful truth in my heart. It’s not my mine originally but the source is unknown.
There are so many ways to consume information in our tech savvy society. Podcasts, YouTube videos, livestream, etc. But one great addition to all this tech is the tools we can utilize to consume God’s Word. In Old Testament times, what Jews learned about the law of God was verbal. It was repeated from one generation to the next and it was not foreign to read the scriptures aloud...
EXAMINE – read it daily
It’s amazing how little of an emphasis there is on reading now a days! Reading is good for the soul. It stimulates the imagination and open doors to vibrant worlds unknown. If that is true, then why do we give so little attention to the written Words of God? If anyone has something to say, it is Him! Well, how should I read God’s Word...
ANALYZE – study it often
I know what you’re thinking, “Studying is for students, right?” Right! But when do we ever stop being a student? True ignorance insists upon those who choose to be their own teachers! We should always have an appetite for the Bible. It is by digging into the well of God’s truth that we will draw the sweetest waters...
REPEAT – share it with others!
We all know that some things that are not worth repeating! But there is one thing you can repeat to others all the time-God’s Word. You will never go wrong by pointing others to the holy pages of scripture. I have learned that some of the most influential truths of God’s Word have been ones that I have shared with others over and over again...
THINK– meditate, memorize and master it!
The thoughts that are in your head, will eventually wiggle its way down to the belief system of your heart. That’s why Paul challenges us in Philippians 2: 5, “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus…” How amazing is that! You can have the same thoughts as the Lord Jesus! If we learn to think like Christ there is a good chance we might act like Him. How do we think like Christ? We think on His Word. Notice:
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