Making time for God is crucial

Growing and getting knowledge demands time. With the Bible, the Bestseller of all times we have the best guidebook for our life. We must take time to read and study it, getting to know why everything is this way, what to do and how to build up our life, in the most successful way.

For centuries the globe has turned around and brought forth generations of peoples having their own customs and having their own hopes.

Many of those gone before us have let their life pass them by, without thinking about what’s important. Do you want to go the same way as they? Are do you have better aspirations.

There are young women who face daily problems which make them challenge and question what they believe. One such young woman writes

It’s important that we reflect upon our day, week or life. We can see what God has done for us, and thank him for the things he’s done for us. {Making Time for God}

She knows that reading the Bible is a way of  hearing God’s word. She writes

Scripture guides us on what to do and how to serve the Lord. We can turn to the Bible in times of sadness, joy, worry or bereavement to hear what God says about it. {Making Time for God}

It might well be she has found her Lord but not yet the right Lord. It looks like she still is confused with whom Jesus is, what Jesus his words are and what God His Words are.

English: Isaiah; illustration from a Bible car...
Isaiah; illustration from a Bible card published by the Providence Lithograph Company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When we start reading the Bible we should be carefully looking to what whom is saying about what and about whom. As such we should come to hear the words of the many prophets, like Joshua, Isaiah, Jeremiah and a.o. Jesus, but none of them we may take their own words to be the Words of God. Though it is true all those prophets, together with Moses and Nehemiah also brought Words from the Elohim. And we should take those words at heart.
We even are told to take those words like the ones from Christ Jesus to be words which can educate us and form us even transform us.

The prophet Jeshua (Jesus Christ) being the sent one from God is not only declared by his heavenly Father, the Only One True God, to be the son of God, but also to be the Way to God who can give faith to those who are willing to hear his words.

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing comes from the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17

Too many christians are forgetting this and do not listen enough to the words of the one they say they are following.

Whatever you are, an atheist, a non-believer, a believer in some gods or elements of nature, when you would like to come to read the Book of books, you might find an incredible rich book full of stories and marvellous poetry and wisdom.

When you are prepared to give also quiet time to read and study that Book of books, the Bestseller of all times, you might become surprised how it can come to change your life. By opening your heart to the Words of those ancient writings, you may be filled with inspirational thoughts and wisdom by which you can grow as a human being.

Elissa Amelia, the above mentioned woman, writes

Quiet time with God is important, we can listen to him so that he can tell us what he wants from us. God does talk to us, but because we’re not listening we can’t hear him.

and ads from the Holy Scriptures

“He who is wise listens…” Proverbs 12:15

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Preceding articles

How to Read the Bible

How to Read the Bible (sequel 1)

How to Read the Bible (sequel 2)

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Additional reading

  1. Isaiah prophet and messenger of God
  2. Jesus begotten Son of God #4 Promised Prophet and Saviour
  3. Jesus begotten Son of God #16 Prophet to be heard
  4. Looking for wisdom not departing from God’s Word
  5. God’s wisdom for the believer brings peace

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How to Read the Bible

Originally posted on { Andrew Mills }:
Today, in a short blog post, we are going to try to dive pretty deep theologically and philosophically. I want to begin with a quote from a pretty well-known Biblical scholar at Wheaton, named John Walton, who apparently Larry went to school with, which makes me quite jealous. Walton writes…

Though even the Bible speaking in an ancient Voice the Most High Creator took care that His Words would spread all over the world and would reach the many different peoples in a language they can understand.

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To be careful and to remember

John Walton writes

God … adopted the language of the culture to communicate in terms they understood.

or “we could say incarnated Himself” writes who regularly preaches at Bethany Community Church.  With that incarnation he probably does mean something different than what we would understand by bringing life into His Word. Naturally we do know the Almighty never incarnated into something or some one. But what God provided, was that God His Word came to the people

“in the language of the culture to communicate in terms they understood.”

or, as John Walton puts it,

“[The Bible’s] message transcends the culture in which it originated, but the form in which the message was imbedded was fully permeated by the ancient culture.”

We should believe the Bible is authoritative, and we should take the words of those 66 different books as containing all the necessary.

We may never forget that

We need to be open to letting the Bible speak in its own voice, not in ours.

This is so often forgotten by lots of people, who prefer to take all those added notes by theologians as more telling than the words in the bible text itself.

When reading the Bible we should know that we have God’s Word in our hands and that we should open our ears to what He is saying.  We should be humble enough not to think human beings who went to a theological college would know it better than Him. Reading the Bible is a way of  hearing God’s word when we are prepared to have our ears and eyes open for what the Most High wants to tell and show us.

We do have to allow Scripture to guide us on what to do and how to serve the Most High. Whatever happens and whenever in our life we can turn to the Bible. In times of sadness, joy, worry or bereavement there is He Who wants to talk to us. It is up to us to be willing to hear what God has to say.

Being humble with our interpretations, because we aren’t perfect, we always should remember that god’s Word is perfect and does not need any adding by human beings.

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Continues with:

How to Read the Bible (sequel 1)

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Find also to read:

  1. Absolute Basics to Reading the Bible
  2. Words of God to stand and to be followed and to believe

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{ Andrew Mills }

itsownvoice.pngToday, in a short blog post, we are going to try to dive pretty deep theologically and philosophically. I want to begin with a quote from a pretty well-known Biblical scholar at Wheaton, named John Walton, who apparently Larry went to school with, which makes me quite jealous.

Walton writes this, “We must notice that when God wanted to talk to the Israelites about their intellect, emotions, and will, he did not revise their ideas of physiology and feel compelled to reveal the function of the brain. Instead, he adopted the language of the culture to communicate in terms they understood.”

For me, that last line is incredibly important… “[God] adopted” – or we could say incarnated Himself – “in the language of the culture to communicate in terms they understood.” What this means is that the message of the Bible is imbedded and formed by the ancient cultures of…

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