Share lang . . . Many are curious about God today and thats why mostly of the Christians now are studying his words from the Bible. The more curious we are about God’s works and teachings, the more possibilities we will open our minds throughout our lifetime. Let’s open our eyes, look around and ask these questions: How many blind assumptions have I made? What do I want to know more about? I believe that the Bible is God’s Word given to us in human words that are, like Christ Himself, both divine and human in a mysterious way. Though I can’t explain it here clearly but because of curiosity we can clarify ourselves, uncover the truth that bothers our minds. Without proper learning we are like the children, an empty canvas, waiting to be filled with knowledge and experiences. They don’t have predetermined expectations fogging their judgment. Children absorb the world around with an open mind driven by sheer curiosity. But Curiosity can help us to open our minds too, because by studying and learning the words of God in the Bible we will experience something new, increase our productivity, learn more, follow the right path, established more relationships with God and fellowmen, peace of mind, hopeful and more positive in life. The Bible gives us much more than the ability to evaluate the spiritual significance of circumstances. It is the primary source for divine guidance in our life. The Spirit who inspired the biblical writers also works in our hearts to help us understand what God wants to say to us through the Bible. One of the chief functions of Scripture is to reveal God’s will for our lives. I realize that some Christians today do not recognize the unique authority of Scripture. They believe that their experience can trump biblical teaching. If we take Scripture seriously, therefore, we can know that it’s God’s will for us to worship him, praise his name, give thanks for his gifts, pray for his help, love God and our neighbors and our enemies, feed the poor, seek justice for the oppressed, invite the homeless into our homes, be faithful to our spouses, tell others about Jesus, gather with other Christians on a regular basis for fellowship, and so on. The Holy Spirit can also give quite specific direction as we encounter the text of the Scripture, taking that which is true for all Christians and applying it to our particular lives and situations. This sort of thing happens all the time in personal Bible study, in group studies, and when God’s Word is preached. This is one reason that I want to learn and share the Gospel of the Lord to others. Paul urges upon us in Romans 12: 2 Don’t be conformed to this world, but keep on being transformed through the renewing of your minds, so that you might discern what the will of God is, that which is good and pleasing and complete. As our minds are made new through the work of the Spirit, we will be better equipped to determine God’s will for our lives. This transformation is an on-going process. Such transformation begins in conversion and continues throughout our lives. The Bible is one of the chief tools employed by the Spirit in this work of mental remodelling. The more we internalize God’s Word, the more we will be able to determine God’s will because our powers of discernment will be formed and energized by the Holy Spirit. As we devote ourselves to the key relationships of the Christian life, spending time in fellowship with God and God’s people, we will start to think more like God and less like a captive of our corrupt culture. As God’s written Word permeates our minds and hearts, we will treasure the things of God and think the thoughts of God. As we prayerfully ask the Lord to inspire our thinking, the Holy Spirit will lead us, including our own salvation. Then we can have even greater confidence that our human reasoning, transformed by the Spirit to be more like what God intended it to be, will guide us in God’s paths, which are very beneficial to us today and forever.
Posted on: Thu, 25 Dec 2014 21:02:26 +0000
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