My Brain Hurts

Later this week I am going to teach a class for up and coming ministers.  It's called Synoptic Gospels, and it uses words like consubstantiation, grammatico-historical, and critical analysis.  Those words don't make my brain hurt, finding new ways to challenge people to engage with the Bible do.

Notice I didn't say, "read" or "study" the Bible.

Jer 15:16 Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O LORD, God of hosts.

This morning I was reading the book of James.  I didn't read the whole book.  I didn't even read a chapter.  I read three verses.  That's because something jumped out at me that I have never seen before. 

James 3: 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

Wisdom comes from above.  That means wisdom is a supernatural gift/miracle from, God.  God will show us how to correctly apply the knowledge we have to the life we live for Him.  But, if we don't seek to know Him (2 Pet. 3:18) then we fail to give Him something to work with.  

Grow in your relationship with Christ.  Learn all you can.  Be part of a Life Group or Discipleship Group in your local church.  

Pray for wisdom.  James tells us to do that.  He promises that God will not hold back His wisdom from you. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, help me to grow in the grace and knowledge of who you are and share with me your wisdom for my life.  AMEN 

1 comment:

softball love said...

I belong to a group called the big word sendakit I might just have to protest this big word class jk love ya pastor