I was listening to another mp3 from a lady named Caffey Whitney, she did a lesson on Meditating on Scripture. She was really good and she gave some awesome ideas on how to get into the bible. Caffey said that we can get into the word and read our chapter a day, but do we study the word? She gave several suggestions, but one that I really want to share with all of you is this one. Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
This is how it works, find a passage in the bible. Example would be 1 Cornthinas 13, the love chapter. Read throught the chapter and as you read ask your self questions using Phil 4:8. Here is an example “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” 1 Corinthians 13:1
What is true about this passage, That if I do not speak without love, I might as well be a sounding brass or tinkling cymbal.
What is honest, That I must be a loving speaking person, if not, this will lead to others not seeing Christ in me.
What is just, Love
What is pure, my speech should be.
What is lovely, letting God have my speech and speaking it to others.
What is a good report, that I will apply this to my life and let the Lord control my speech.
I just used scripture to interpret scripture. Is that not awesome or what? I really encourage you to listen to this study on how to study the word. It really helped me this morning when Luke, Melanie and I read the scriptures. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment. God bless all of you, Love Tanya