Immersion


“We want to open our Bibles and find a verse that will correspond directly to our problem and provide a solution.  But that’s not how we get wisdom.  Finding that wisdom is “straight” (Proverbs 8:8-9) comes from immersing ourselves in Scripture—all of it, not just a passage here and there and as we do, it shapes our understanding about all of life.  If we make a habit of Scripture immersion, we will find, when confronted with one of life’s difficulties, that the wisdom we so desperately need will come to us a lot more easily.  Wisdom is indeed clear, but its clarity doesn’t come in a three-easy-steps sort of way.  The more we soak ourselves in God’s Word, the more we will be able to readily lay hold of wisdom we need for particular circumstances.”   (emphasis mine)  -Lydia Brownback

This has rocked me this week.  I feel as if wisdom is calling to me when she says “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?”  I don’t want to be naïve and ignorant.  I don’t want to be undiscerning, not knowing what to keep in or out of my mind.  But yet I am.  And the only way to not be simple is in Christ.  So I will strive to actively pursue wisdom, to actively pursue Christ (Proverbs 2:1-5).  I will strive to immerse myself and soak in God’s Word.    

“Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”  Proverbs 9:6

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