If you are going to say you believe in something you should really spend some time getting to know what it is you say you believe. Wow…that is a strangely confusing sentence but if you stick with it it really does make sense!
If fashion is your thing, you probably should get to know some designers and be able to recognize their style. On America’s Next Top Model there are often model-whanna-be’s that get caught out because they can’t tell John Galliano or Alexander McQueen from John Deere or Lightning McQueen. This shows their judges (and the world) that fashion is not really their thing.
As you walk through this world, people will ask you about what you believe. Surely you will want to be able to give them an intelligent answer. Now, this is not to say that you must know everything about the Bible to be able to tell people about it, but rather that you should make a lifetime habit of continuing to study and learn from the Bible.
One way of doing this is to gather together with other believers. Some churches have formal Bible studies but it doesn’t have to be particularly formal. My mom and dad gather the 2 neighbouring ladies and they pick out their own material and go through it together. None of them are trained church leaders but they have a hunger and thirst to learn more from the Bible. Don’t discount trained leaders, though. Our Associate Pastor, Pastor James, has the gift of being able to open up even the most challenging of passages to his Bible study students.
However you do it, get together and do it!
Psalm 119:9 – 12, 15 and 16
9 How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word.
10 I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
12 Praise be to you, Lord;
teach me your decrees.
15 I meditate on your precepts
and consider your ways.
16 I delight in your decrees;
I will not neglect your word.