There is so much confusion today. People do not know where to go for answers to thier questions or troubles. Some are so confused they don't know where they came from or where they are going. I call that lost.
If you have trouble with your automobile, you take it to the service area where the mechanic knows best about your make and model. You get as close to the manufacturer as possible to find help with repairs because you understand that the maker of your car knows more about it than anyone. You don't call a plumber!
When you have problems with your body or your mind you should refer to your maker for the best advice concerning the problem. For the answers to spiritual problems, consult the owners manual, the Bible. Draw as close to your maker as posible, God knows all about fixing any problem you could possibly have. Consult with the Holy Spirit, instead of calling a phycologist!
Everyone is so "busy" these days, that it has become difficult to take the time to make God's Word top priority in our lives. We need a place for quick Bible reference, or a bite-sized portion of Scripture for when we are on the go.
You have to make up your mind to study the Bible. It is amazing how few people really study and meditate on God's Word. Many seem to think that there is some magic power in the book, and that if they will just open its pages and skim over a few words, they will get good out of it. The Bible is good only because of the truth that is in it, and to see this truth demands close attention.
Take a small bite at a time and think about what it is saying. Ask God what it means. Meditate on a passage of Scripture for awhile. Nothing is more important in eating than chewing. Don't let someone else chew your spiritual food!
The main reason I attended Bible college was to learn how to study the Bible. I learned the mechanics of rightly dividing the Word and keeping things in context, etc. But I found the best help in learning God's Word is a close relationship with the Lord. As I read the Bible -- I like to talk to the Author. I ask the Holy Spirit, "What did You have in mind when you inspired this verse of Scripture?" Then I wait and meditate and listen. And He tells me. And that is how many of ike's notes came about.
I hope that you are blessed and encouraged with insights for life from my topical Bible studies and short notes. I have also included some more lengthy Bible Studies and eBooks for the good of the Body of Christ.
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—Dwight "Ike" Hammond
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