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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Application

Prof Hendricks said many times that interpretation without application was abortion.  His point was that the Bible was not given to us to make us smarter but to change our behavior, our lives.  He used that strong, poignant language to communicate that if one was going to study the Bible and not apply it to their life, they are wasting their time.
If the Bible was not given to us to make us smarter, waht do we do with it?  Thoughts at DTTB.
James tells us this in James 1:22 – 25.  He exhorts us to be doers of the Word not merely hearers.  He calls those who hear and do not do delusional.

Prof and James beg a couple of questions.  How do we effectively apply the Word to our lives?  Well first, we have to study it.  If we do not know what is going on the passage there is no way that we will be able to apply it effectively.  After we have done that we should ask some questions.  Several times in this blog I have referred to the Verse Analysis study I do with men, actually yesterday.  The eighth step in that study is to come up with a personal application.  Rather than retype that here you can download it and take a look.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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