Archive for May 7th, 2009

Five simple, yet important, ways to study the Bible

  • With much prayer:  “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” (Psalm 119:18, ESV).
  • With humility  “Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”” (1 Peter 5:5, ESV).
  • With sound reason. Engage your mind.”The sum of your word is truth.” (Psalm 119:160, ESV).
  • With others:  Listen to good pastors and teacher and be a part of a Bible study but a lot of the instruction and learning takes place  in informal conversations we enjoy with other believers.
  • With joy and rejoicing:  “the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart” (Psalm 19:8, ESV).

Enjoy God’s Word today and every day!

  • “In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.” (Psalm 119:14, ESV).
  • “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103, ESV).
  • “Your testimonies. . .  are the joy of my heart.” (Psalm 119:111, ESV).
  • “I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.” (Psalm 119:162, ESV).
  • “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:33-36, ESV).

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Al Mohler aruges that “true lips wait”. He concludes:

There is no explicit biblical ban on premarital kissing, but any honest person knows that there are kisses that can only be considered sexual, naturally leading to the sex act itself.  These young Christians are not afraid of their bodies, they are afraid of sinning against God and losing something precious to themselves as well.

In a world that has made monogamy an embarrassment, these young Christians want to offer their future spouse the gift of monogamous lips.  In an age of instant sexual gratification, these young believers believe that true lips wait.  This is what a counter-revolution looks like.

Before you disagree or agree, read the whole story here.

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