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Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 20: Acts 18

Here is what God is saying to me through this chapter:
Several times in this chapter Luke, the author of Acts, highlights the importance of knowing the Scriptures in order to proclaim from them that Jesus is the Christ (see vv.5, 24, 28). It was very important for God’s people to know, live, and teach the Scriptures. The word of God is indispensable to knowing God and making him known to others.

Here is what I will do today because of what God is saying to me:
SWC is trying to imitate Paul and Apollos by also becoming “mighty in the Scriptures” (v. 24). We are doing this by reading and applying the book of Acts. For so many people reading the Bible is a real challenge. For me the challenge is really an issue of time. What makes reading, knowing and living Scripture a challenge for you? Reply and let me know.


Anonymous said...

Sometimes I get my day going and spend little time reading the bible.I have a short devotion and pray everyday for God's guidance and direction and strength for the day and all that good stuff . But actually taking time and sit and be quiet and read the word of God there are days I don't do that.When I do take the time to meditate on God's word and listen to what he is saying to me Wow what a blessed special time alone with just him and me.

Anonymous said...

Time is a major challenge for me also. I have been reading the Bible first thing every day and attending various Bible studies at SWC. However, I do feel rushed sometimes to get through it. I really have only been reading and studying the Bible for a little over 3 years, so I am getting to know the basics of the Bible. I will continue to read, study and pray for a much deeper understanding His word.

Anonymous said...

What makes reading the scripture a challenge for me is being able to pull out of it what I need to apply to my life. Certain books or passages of the Bible are easier to do that with because it's obvious. But I am finding Acts to be challenging for me in this way. There are times when I walk away thinking now what do I do with this? Anotherwords, how does whatever Paul did in this passage have anything to do with me today?