Monday, April 1, 2013

Why do we analyze?

As we went through this past week leading up to Easter Sunday and I caught a little bit of the series that's been on called "The Bible".  The thing that has stood out most to me this week is how the Pharisees and the scribes examined Jesus to try to find fault with Him.  But He was a Lamb without spot of blemish to be sacrificed for the sins of all.  However, they just couldn't except it.

They not only examined Jesus but also examined the miracles He had done, the people that had been healed. 

I just kept thinking about "us" and wondering do we analyze God.  Do we examine Him to try to find fault?  Do we examine His Word?

John 1 - The Word Becomes Flesh
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

The real question is:  Do we examine His Word to find truth?  or Do we examine His Word to find fault?  Do we examine His Word to believe Him?  or Do we examine His word to question Him?

Jesus is the Word made flesh.  What were the Pharisees looking for when they questioned Jesus, the Word of God?   Do you know when you question God's Word you are essentially questioning Jesus. 

The bible says that we should study to show ourselves approved,  workmen who need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

I believe to "study" is to hide the Word in our hearts.  To examine is to try to find fault and come off as if we are smart.  Which one are you doing?

I'm asking myself, do I take God at His Word or do I question?  I believe there are things in my life where I'm examining rather than taking God at His word. 

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