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How to Meditate on Scripture

letting the Word of God dwell in our lives
The words of Scripture are living words. (See Hebrews 4:12.) They contain eternal wisdom held in the shell of human words. God wants us to “break open” these human words and begin to discover the rich wealth of personal application and understanding that they hold.

Symptoms of Slothfulness

recognize the development of a sluggard
God knows our hearts, and He warns us to guard them with diligence: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).

Discover Scripture’s Meaning

research God’s Word to gain key insights
A key to engrafting God’s Word into our lives is deepening our understanding of it by studying passages of Scripture, understanding the meanings of root words, and considering cross-references and historical data.

Giving: A Spiritual Gift

the characteristics of a motivational gift
A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift represents what God does in him to shape his perspective on life and motivate his words and actions.

In the Muddle of a Mess

keys for organizing the home
The house was a mess. The kids had made toy creations with the babysitter the night before, and now they were strung from one end of the house to the other, awaiting my admiration.

The Principle of Ownership

keys to understanding irritations and resolving anger and worry
The Biblical principle of ownership involves recognizing that all things ultimately belong to God, that He entrusts us with resources and responsibilities to steward for His glory, and that yielding our personal rights and expectations to Him helps us resolve irritations, anger, and worry.

The Common Traits of Givers

learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of giving
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of giving. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and thereby cause discord in the Body of Christ.

Making Family Devotions a Reality

a father takes the responsibility to lead
For years I wanted to consistently lead my family in times in God’s Word, teaching my children Biblical truths and instilling in them a love for my heavenly Father.

How to Use a Scripture Meditation Worksheet

document your studies and insights into God’s Word
The Scripture Meditation Worksheet is a tool you can use in your study of God’s Word. It provides a place to document your questions, word studies, cross-references, insights, and applications of a passage.

Character Qualities

transformation into the character of Christ
The Greek word for character is charakter. It is translated in Scripture as the “express image.” According to The Complete Word Study Dictionary New Testament, the word “originally denoted an engraver or engraving tool.

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