Wednesday, September 21, 2011

#4 - Get Retreavin'!

So far we’ve been looking at safely getting the most out of quadrunners with a lot of noise thrown in. Now we’re going to switch to a machine that is far more captivating, even on rainy days.

Along with all the needful and fun stuff that God has given us, you and I are glad He included technology… the fancy word for computers and cellphones. We have Him to thank for the Internet, GPS, text messaging and all the rest. The Bible tells us more than once that All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.’ John 1:3 The ‘him’ referred to is Jesus Christ.

The reason for these lessons of God’s Computer Manual is to see that God has done more than just provide all the things that are made. More clearly, in His infinite wisdom He has provided us a ‘How-To’ manual to use all His creation in a safe way that honors Him… That ‘how-to’ manual is the Bible… all of it… to be used in all things… by all of us.

Here’s the problem…
Most people visualize Jesus Christ as a person with beard, long hair, robe, sandals, and maybe a shepherd’s staff in hand. But we have to learn that He knows more about us than we do. When we sit at the keyboard in spirit, He’s there too.

You and I are pictured in scripture as sheep continually needing the fellowship and strong leadership for us to grow well.

Reading scripture is a daily reminder of His loving leadership amid this world’s evil ways.
Check out the church people in Berea. They lived in southeast Europe during Bible times. This one verse says tons about their actions each day.

Act 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

  1. All readiness of mind – they were anticipating goodness from God’s Word
  2. Searched the scriptures – They didn’t scan or skip through scripture
  3. Daily – Feeding on scripture MUST be a DAILY process. It regularly washes out the evil ideas that satan tries to seed in our mind.
  4. Whether those things were so. – they were validating what they heard by God’s Word.

List reasons below, why you see the Berean actions above would also be important for you.