Is it possible to know God without knowing His Word?
Is it possible to love God without loving His Word?
Is it possible to obey God without obeying His Word?
Did you catch Nancy on ROH yesterday? She started a series titled
“Getting into the Word and Getting the Word into you.” It’s no
coincidence that that is the exact topic we’re tackling all month here
As part of that broadcast, Nancy gave an assignment to her listeners that couldn’t wait to pass on to you. Check it out.
Several months ago, I challenged you to commit to read your Bible every
day for thirty days. Several of you agreed to do so. In fact, since the
arrival of the New Year some of you have re-committed to this challenge
as part of your resolutions.
What a great idea! In fact, I think we should join you. We could all
benefit from laying a solid foundation for 2009 by jump-starting our
prayer and devotional lives.
And, I’m willing to sweeten the deal.
As I think about my resolutions for this year, my thoughts keep
circling back to one key charge—be a Truth speaker. Sure I’d like to
shed a few pounds, stay more organized, eat better, sleep more…but, if
I am going to commit to focus my efforts in a direction that truly
matters, I want it to be in the area of knowing and proclaiming God’s
The end of December means a wrap up of our focus on discernment (if
you’ve missed that discussion, check it out in the archives). But Nancy Leigh DeMoss will continue this conversation with a two-week series starting later this month.
January 26 – February 6 Nancy will be discussing the topics of
discernment and deception on Revive Our Hearts radio. You can listen
online here. Since this is such an important topic, I will be putting excerpts from those broadcasts here on the blog.
So, mark your calendars and make plans to listen. Then hop back to this blog so we can talk about it!
If you’ve been tracking our conversation on the blog this month, you
know we’ve been talking a lot about discernment. More specifically,
we’ve tried to hone in on how to discern truth from lies in the media
we watch, read, and listen to.
This can be a difficult task. It isn’t always obvious when a media
choice is feeding us lies and it can be difficult to walk away once we
realize we’ve been deceived. What’s more, there are so many books, and
movies, and shows available to us that finding worthwhile material can
seem a bit like searching for a needle in a haystack.
If you’re looking for an online tool to help you discern whether a particular book is a wise read, check out www.discerningreader.com. You can find book reviews, recommended reading lists by people like John MacArthur, and author interviews. You can even get the scoop on upcoming releases. Very cool!