Saturday, October 13, 2018

October 13

I don’t want to brag or anything, but I know the Bible, and I’m pretty smart! Just kidding! Today, I would like to share with you how easy it is to study God’s Word and be accurate in your understanding.

The Bible in its original form was written in Hebrew and Greek. Unless you fully understand those languages you will not understand the Bible in its original form, and must rely on the intelligence of others and their connection with the Holy Spirit. If you’re that skeptical, you could either learn those languages, or do like I do and use a Lexicon like Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries. It can help you better understand the use of each word in its context. I don’t sit down with a stack of books going over each and every scripture, though I could because I have all these books just in case the internet ceases to exist, I use a bible application called e-sword that has all of those books in it, and they are conveniently laid out on my tablet so I can see them all at one time. I also use the commentary of my favorite Bible scholar to help clarify my understanding and make sure what I heard was from the Holy Spirit and not just my own two cents. This commentary is also a part of this app and laid out on the screen too. I’m not trying to sell you on anything, but there are tools out there to give you a more complete understanding of God’s Word. It makes study easy and fun all at the same time. The e-sword’s library is quite extensive, so you will probably find more than you need, and will have to try a few until you find what works best for you. 

For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load. Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Galatians 6:3-6

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