Saturday, April 08, 2006

Accurate Truth, Sharp Sword

"Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15

It is vital to develop the skill of accurate biblical interpretation and application. Since God's truth defines reality it is essential to get it right. We need to learn to bring surrendered and obedient hearts and to partner with the Holy Spirit as He guides us to all truth. Also essential to this is the ability to suspend our own biases and pre-conceptions and to hear God's voice with a trusting heart. More often than not we "color" our interpretation with our own opinions and thus go to war with blunt swords. We are ineffective and don't bear lasting fruit. We don't want men's ideas that are supported by scripture. We want to hear God's mind and heart and allow Him to transform our very lives from the innermost being to our actions. Let's be diligent. Let's work hard at the skill of bibilical interpretation and application. Let's keep it fresh, real, practical, and power-filled. Go onto the spiritual battlefield with a razor sharp sword, for His glory.

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