Welcome to ‘2TW squared’–Through the Word, Through the Week!
Every Wednesday I’d like you to pull up a chair, a pillow or cushion, grab a cup of something hot and join in a study of God’s word. Think of this as sitting around the living room talking about God’s Word together.
For eight weeks I’ll share with you what I’ve been feasting on, offering my two cents and letting you digest the rest at your leisure. (More about that later.)
Each of our weekly ‘walks’ (which is why I chose the pathway photo above) will be reviewing 4 or 5 verses at a time, asking questions, defining words, and shining light on some of the gems I’ve discovered.
(I ask for your grace in this endeavor as this is the first time I’ve jumped into the online Bible Study blogging waters and random thinker that I am (some of you are smiling) will be ‘figuring out the strokes’ as I swim along.)
I’ll include my email address at the end if you’d like to ask a question or make a comment. I so look forward to hearing from you.
Last year God gave me the word ‘dwell’ as a theme throughout the year. The word ‘Dwell’ is all over the place in Psalm 37. Now that I’ve lived with this word for a year it’s time to look back and ponder–how well did I do at resting, dwelling in God, making my home in Him?
or be envious of those who do wrong;
like green plants they will soon die away.”
Trust. Always. He is a big God.
Your Turn: Find 3 scriptures that speak to this idea of ‘doing good. What do they SAY, what do they MEAN and how can you APPLY THEM?
Read the scriptures in more than one version or paraphrase–how about the Message Bible? The Amplified? Share what you found in the Comments if you’d like.
Now–on to the ‘dwelling in the land.’ Think about that. God wants us to consume what is in the pasture in front of us first. In other words, ‘eat’ your Daily Bread–God’s Word. Take it in. Digest it, then you can give it away.
I need to remember that the Holy Spirit has something to say to me. I need to take the food in for myself, let it ‘digest’ (i.e. meditate on it for awhile) so that the nourishment is complete, then give it away.
Does your ‘field’ look like a kitchen and a play room and a van? Does it look like an office–at home or away? Is it a school room, a grocery store, a kitchen table piled with bills?
I often want to run away from those demands when they overwhelm me. (And you?)
Here is a comfort, from the Amplified Bible, Psalm 37 verse 3:
and truly you shall be fed.”
One more verse.