The more I read Scripture the more I realize that the apostles and those of the early church knew a lot about the law and Scriptures they had. They could quote from so many different parts of Old Testament law and prophets that it is amazing. Now granted, some of the Pharisees and such added some things and completely missed the heart of Scripture (and therefore missed Jesus), but they knew their Scripture.
As I sit and read my few chapters a day and attempt to help my children memorize Scripture, I realize that I know parts and pieces of what is truly the greatest story ever told. I struggle to memorize and rarely dig as deep as I should when reading.
I need to seek Him more, be hungry for the Word, and desire to have a more intimate relationship with Him. I need to know His voice.
With so many voices in the world, it can be so easy to get distracted or detoured. Finding truth in the midst of lies becomes almost impossible and loving others because we see them as God does is all but hopeless.
We need to know the Voice. We need to become so intimate with the One who called us that we know any voice that is not His and we can hear Him in the craziness that is around us.
Many years ago my mother used to sit in the hallway outside our bedrooms at night and sing hymns to my sister, my brother and I as we fell asleep. Great memory, right?
As we got older though, we became involved in the youth group at our church. On Sunday mornings we would run a little late to worship service. Finding my parents in the middle of 600 or so other people was a little difficult to say the least. My siblings and I learned a trick. We would simply wait till they sang a hymn and then we would be able to pick my mother out in the crowd because of her voice.
God is just like that. If we spend time with Him and get to know His voice, we will be able to pick Him out in this crazy world as well and follow the One Voice that matters.
So to help us along, I would love to giveaway a little book called “Know Your Bible.” It is a great little resource to understand the foundation of each book of the Bible and hopefully challenge us to get into Scripture more, seeking to see God at work and know Him better.
How to you enter? Well, leave a comment sharing what resources you use to study your Bible or how you choose what to study. Easy as pie. Can’t wait to hear! Deadline to enter is Tuesday, April 23 at midnight.