Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Scripture: True or False?

Here are a few thoughts on looking at Scripture, especially when we come across a verse that sounds great to quote but seems hard to live.

As we look at the verse, we should ask ourselves this question: “Is it true or false?” We should make ourselves answer the question. That way we cannot slide over it. Having answered, “True,” we then thank God for it. From now on, we cannot ignore it; we have just given thanks for it.

Here is an example: “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess. 5:16-18).

True or false? True! This is God’s will for us.

Thank God.

Now it is just a question of how to do this, not a question of whether we can. We are now willing to obey; we have thanked God.

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