[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] J [/dropcap]ust warning you this post might contain some things you don’t agree with . . . read on anyway. đŸ™‚

I have to say that I was really bugged after the election. I wanted to delete my facebook account (still want to do that) and avoid all contact with people in general. I was flat out bugged by the varying opinions, the ugliness, the rudeness, the garbage that so many were spouting off after the election. Like we all lost the plot, and if I read one more thing about Christians being judgmental or close-minded, I might just throw my laptop through the window. I read so many thing about Jesus being this and being that. Yet most of it was taken out of context.

The thing that struck me most though was how so many have forgotten that the Word of God is our source for all things. It tells us what is right and wrong (and there are things that are indeed right and wrong), it tells us how to treat people, it tells us how if we do this, God will do this. It corrects us, instructs us, and teaches us. But if we don’t read it, if we don’t study it, if we don’t know what it says, then we’ll flounder. Or even worse, we’ll be deceived. If the devil is good at anything, he is good at telling half truths, good at producing counterfeits, and good at deceiving. Hence the reason to guard our hearts will all diligence . . .

So I’ve set my mind and my heart to dive more into God’s Word. I want to be one who loves the Word, studies it, and acts on it. I don’t want to be a hearer only. I want to be a doer. And I do feel that we, as Christians, have to be passionate, loving, practitioners of what we teach. Most of all though, we need to be grounded in the Word and led by the Holy Spirit. We can’t go out and spout off things haphazardly or out of context. Nor can we live lives that contradict what we say.

Therefore, you might begin to see more Bible study posts on this blog. I finish up my missions class next week, so I may start writing more as I study. I don’t want to preach through blogging, but I feel that it sometimes helps if we study and work through things together. I enjoy learning as others learn; I enjoy reading the thoughts of those who are like-minded and seeing how they progress. So if that interests you, then stay tuned.

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