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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Skill

What do you do at work?  Most of us solve problems.  Either we are told what to do or we figure it out.  One way or another all work we do is solving problems.  Even if we are told what to do, we will be thinking of how to most quickly get the job done, how to make the work easier.  That involves analysis of the task and synthesis of our thinking to come up with the best course of action.  In most cases we do that sub-consciously.  But it wasn’t always that way.  Anytime we do something new, we have to use those skills more deliberately, until we become familiar with the new context.
Men have told me in the past that they could not understand the Bible.  That it confused them.  But the reality is, it is just a new context.  The problem solving skills we use every day will serve us well in studying the Bible.  More than that those skills, which were given by God (Psalm 139:13 – 14), are empowered to understand the Bible through the Holy Spirit, John 16:13 – 14.  We just need to engage in the process.  It may be uncomfortable at first, but just as with any other new or unfamiliar thing we do, as we do it more we become better at it.  We just need a starting place.  I suggested one in an earlier post, “Unknown.”  Why not try it?

1 comment:

  1. And it's a thrilling journey, filled with surprises, amazing discoveries, even adventures yielding eternal treasures (Proverbs 2:1-15).

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