Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Get Smart with Action Verbs

I love English Grammar.
(You'd never know it from the weird way that I often blog.)

When reading God's Word, it's fun to take note of the
action verbs ... and ponder (and apply) their meaning.

Today's Proverb (it's June 2 so I read Prov. 2) gave us
some great "action verbs" to put into play. I didn't dig
into the original language or use tons of Bible Study methods...
I simply took some time to ponder each verb at face value.
(These words are taken from the NLT)

Here's my thoughts from Prov. 2 on how to
take ACTION so you can "Get Smart!"

1. LISTEN (vs. 1)
must be quiet, stop talking, drop pre-conceived ideas,
pay attention to God's voice & Word

2. TREASURE (vs. 1)
hold His Word valuable, store it up (read & memorize),
look for truth

3. TUNE (vs. 2)
shut out other things, pay specific attention to Him,
shut out lies & that horrible "self-talk" that we do)

4. CONCENTRATE (vs. 2)
concentrate, think hard, focus, look at repeatedly from
many angles

5. CRY (vs. 3)
don't be ashamed to ask for help, be desperate for Him,
let others know you desire insight

6. ASK (vs. 3)
be specific about your need (but don't tell Him how to answer),
requires humility, must admit that wisdom comes from God!

7. SEEK (vs. 4)
a quest, a goal with a plan, a focus that rearranges everything
else in our lives

What "action" do you need to take to acquire His wisdom?


Chris said...

#1 and #5 are the one's a need to do. Listening rather than hearing only. I have a problem with the self-talk and it's too easy to listen to that. Then, crying and asking for help - being specific. I overlook Gods grace when I refuse to look Him in the eyes and be honest about what I need. He has an answer! I can't forget that.


Freddie said...

this is so cool!