In fall we started going to a Bible study at the pastor’s house for couples who had been married 10 years or under. Now, after Christmas, the focus has changed (and anyone is allowed in now!) and we are doing the “Truth Project” from Focus On The Family. Today was our second session, and man, does it make the brain work! I’m having flashbacks to theology class at school with Mr. Brain. “Do we actually exist? Or do we just think we exist? And if we just think we exist, then where did that thought come from?” AHHHH!!!!!!! After that class at school, I promptly declared that Dyson and McTom no longer existed in my world, and I could live happily ever after without them. They were much offended, sadly!
It’s nice to have my brain stretched again. It’s good to refresh it. This Bible study is bringing back things I learned in school, and it is good to feel twinges in the back of my brain as theology comes back. Maybe I learned a whole lot more than I realized! Well, I know I learned it, but it appears I actually retained more than I expected! Hallelujah!
Truth is truth because God declared what is truth. And why can’t truth change? Because God declared it, and HE can’t change. Malachi 3:6 says that He is God and He does not change. (thanks to one of Mr. Brain’s exams, I actually remembered the reference!) When you stop to think about it, God’s commands aren’t just a random list of rules. They are what describes HIM. And because we are to strive to become more like Him, we seek to follow these things He has told us. That changes the perspective almost, doesn’t it? Suddenly they are more than just a list of rules, because there is a greater reason to follow them than to just “be good Christians” or because “this is what we’re supposed to do.”
Hmmm. Yes, I think I like this Bible study! Jerry & I were both very disappointed when they changed the topic after Christmas, but this is going to be good. It is good already.
And another thing from last weeks study — “Do I really believe that what I believe is really really true? And if I do, do I live that way?” Think on THAT for a while!