So, I am sitting here on a Saturday morning studying to be approved to God… Well what does that mean exactly?? I think that it means that I am to study the word of God but more than that I am to memorize the things that are important so that I can be error free on the statements that the Lord has said.. I am to also study to get the Word of God into me so that when the enemy comes at me I will be able to withstand the blows of the enemy simply because I am prepared for battle.
I am also to study so that I can help my fellow man out when he or she is in need of help.
Currently, I am doing a very detailed study on the word TRUST. In the NASB(new American standard), Complete Jewish Bible, Orthodox Jewish Bible, and Holman Christian Standard version there are over 600 scriptures that have some part of the word TRUST in it. I have a long way to go on that but when God asked me to do that it was for the reason of challenging mistakes in theology or challenge my own thoughts. It is for me to write out the scripture and my thought and then share it with someone who will challenge me. AMAZING huh? Yeah, God works that way with me all the time… I had a person tell me why do that? Why not just blindly trust God instead of doing this.. It would be easy for sure to blindly trust the God of the universe but honestly for me this is walking it out… So far of the 600 verses I have only written 50 or so out.. of those I have had to challenge 20 of them. So, for me it is going to take most of the year I think to do this but it is a God given assignment and it is an assignment that I can not take lightly.
So, when you wonder if you are to study the word of God you bet. You are to get to know the Word like it is your war manual, you are to trust that there is a reason for the studying.. And there always is. Memorize but do more than that challenge when you are stuck…