The Bible In One Verb

It’s Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) Week here on GUWG.

We started with a little quiz to assess your Bible literacy. Then we dove into how to get more Bibleishness into your life. Yesterday, we started looking at the BIG picture of the Bible by boiling it down to one noun: JESUS.

Today, we boil it down to one verb. Here it is:

The Bible’s BIG Picture

It’s Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) Week here on GUWG.

Today we start looking at how to read the Bible. When reading God’s communication to us, it’s absolutely critical to keep the BIG PICTURE in mind.

First, it helps to know the basic plot …

Take the Time to Take The Time Test

Yesterday here on GUWG, we shared some frightening statistics and then officially declared this STAMP OUT BIBLE ILLITERACY GENTLY (SOBIG) WEEK.

To help us all assess our level of Bible literacy, we provided this handy little quiz. As promised, here is the official answer key.

Now it’s time for another test. But first, here’s today’s Bible dose for your consideration:

Read the Bible. All of it. Now. Seriously. Please.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:17)

The Bible is the really very most incredibly amazingly astoundingly awesome communication in the history of the universe.

Just think about it. The Creator of the Universe breathed out his thoughts for all us mere earthlings to behold.

And what do we do with it?

Tragically, shockingly, disturbingly, ridiculously we mostly ignore it.

Top 10 Countdown: #9

We’re counting down the top ten Bible verses of all time, as determined by researchers with very large brains who analyze how often each verse is referenced.

Here’s VERSE #9. Memorize it. Meditate on it. Marinate in it.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that all God’s people may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

What a picture: The Bible captures the very breath of God.

Listen to God

workout-newWe’re kicking off the year with our official 2019 Spiritual Workout to help us all prepare for the Big Race.

We started with Part 1: FILL UP with the Spirit. Yesterday, we addressed Part 2: PRAY.

Today’s topic? LISTEN TO GOD.

There are a whoooole lot of increasingly loud voices competing for our attention in this world. Tune ’em out and tune in to God.

Listen to these words from the Bible:

Do What He Says

Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. (Matthew 7:24-25)

I love reading. I can sit with a book for hours and easily forget the world around me.

Getting up off the couch and actually doing something? Well, sometimes that’s a different story.

The Bible instructs us to get up off our collective duffs. Read Jesus’ words at the top of this post once more. If we listen to His words AND put them into practice, He promises us a foundation that can’t be shaken.

What happens if we don’t do what He says?