Tuesday, October 10, 2006


When Dawn and I were dating we played a lot of Scrabble, so Monday's devotion from Our Daily Bread struck me because of it's title. They talked about how to be successful at Scrabble you have to be good at math and good at memorizing. You don't actually need to know what the words mean. How often do we pick up language at church that we don't really know what it means, but we wield them as weapons in arguments. Perhaps you've experienced it on the other end when people start throwing around Bible verses to battle their arguments, but if you challenge them they don't really know what those verses mean nor the context in which they were written. I think we're all guilty of it from time to time.

Maybe this is a good reminder to us to take some time and to learn. We need to learn more about the Bible. We may need to learn more about our faith tradition. We need to learn more about what we are talking about in matters of faith. What are you doing to learn? Are you involved in Bible study? Do you have friends you talk about these things with? Are you reading? How are you growing in your knowledge of the Lord?

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