Monday, March 12, 2012

I Am A Student and A Poem

So I am really getting into studying the bible. Not just reading a verse and getting a fluffy feeling. I mean often it is real since the words are living. but I am studying. I am trying to learn the context and ask more questions to understand it better. There are so many gifted teachers of the word out there. And it is just amazing how the bible makes more sense when you can get down to the original language, the history, how people acted, rituals, what they would actually be feeling?  Right now I am doing a Beth Moore study on the Book of James and my goodness. I cannot even handle how much richer scripture becomes when you can learn more in depth of the people in the bible. Who they were, where they were from, how they knew Jesus, why they would say the things they are saying? I am learning how the bible completely connects from one verse to the next, from one side of the bible to the other. It is so much fun and when you learn lots of the ins and outs and the poetic language it it sooo impossible that anyone could have written this without being inspired by a perfect God. No way. It is just way to wildly beautiful and beyond any wisdom any man could have. I mean I don't even have a word to describe it. It for sure is the living word of God.

It is cool to find the original meaning of words in the bible. For example, in greek, there are multiple meanings for the word "love". In the English we just understand the word "love" in the bible. But if we look at the original word, we can learn what type of love was being talked about.

Well, one reason I just love to learn the translation from my English version to the original greek/hebrew, is that you find things like this.

 Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works.

The Greek word from which "workmanship" is derived, is "poema" or poem. So we are literally God's poems. What does it mean to me that I am God's poem?  That is a post for another day.

So sleep or go about your day knowing that YOU are God's poem!

1 comment:

  1. I just joined Bible Study Fellowship and am excited to study my bible more! If you want to join there is free childcare! Tuesdays 9-11 at a church in Sterling Heights. Both Kelly and Megan from IV go too. I'm going at least until I get another full-time job and can't anymore... but sounds too like you are doing well on your own! me not so much :)