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Ephesians 3:1-13

Paul continues explaining how salvation through Jesus is available to non-Jews in Ephesians 3:1-13. But it's what Paul says before he really gets into this point that spoke to me. Typically I read the daily assigned passage a number of times as I consider what it is that I want to blog about. As I did that today, I kept coming back to verse 4. "When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ." (emphasis added)

Satan loves to fill our minds with all kinds of reasons why we can't or shouldn't read God's Word. Things like: I can't understand it; it's too difficult; I don't have much education so it's too deep; the Bible is really for Bible scholars. Well guess what? None of them are true. The Bible is God speaking directly to us, and it's how He reveals His heart and mind to us. Are we going to understand every little thing we read? Not likely, but we will understand some things. And really, that's part of the beauty of God's Word. The more we're in it, the more God reveals to us which, in turn, grows our relationship with Him.

How do you go about taking in and understanding God's Word? I know for me, it's really a process. What I mean by that is I can read the same passage several days in a row, and God will add to my understanding and show me something else each time I go back. What's your experience? Tami W.

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I love the fact that each time I read a passage that the Lord reveals new insight to me--can't say that about many books. I also went for several years after I was saved were I read the Bible and really recieved no more than facts. I wanted more than just knowing facts I wanted to get to the meaning of things. So, I prayed that God would give me wisdom and understanding when I read His word,so I could learn to apply it to my life and share it with others. Now it is WOW everytime. I wish I had asked sooner--could have avoided a lot of mistakes in my life.

Jayna what I think is so cool is in the asking. God's Word tells us to ask. James 1:5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. Our problem, part of the time is we don't ask. We just automatically expect it to just be there. God wants a relationship with us. He wants us to ask and to rely on Him for wisdom and understanding. It is He who we need to rely on and not of ourselves. We tend to rely on ourselves more than we do God.

This is my first time here commenting and or being a part of something like this. I thank God that tools and resources like this exsist to help us in our spriritual walk. I have read passages many times in the past and i have learned now to stop and think. It is only when i trully analize the word i can get a deeper understanding of what He is trying to show me. I took the back to the bible challenge where you test your knowledge with questions and have learned that i know much more than i thought i knew. its amazing how i can retain the words of this great book, the bible, by simply getting in depth in it.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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