January 13, 2014

Stay Close to the Source by T. L. Wiens

How many of you have read something and thought this is a very interesting theology? Sometimes I’ve read things and thought, wow, someone else sees the same thing in scripture that I see. Then I continue to read and find there it is, the false teaching that so many times contradicts the very thing the author has set out to point out to other believers.

Why does this happen so often? It discredits everything—the truth is lost. And I live in fear of being that author. How do we avoid something that seems like a very basic human weakness? The Bible.

We all need to study our Bibles, not with a devotional manual but with the Holy Spirit guiding us. Sometimes this means putting down a lot of preconceived notions put there by our own thoughts on issues, church background and denominational lines. This is not easy but must be done to make sure we’re not sabotaging our own faith. We all want to honour Jesus Christ in the words we write. The only way to do that is by making sure we know His Word first.

2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”


  1. Many other books will come and go, but the Bible stands forever

  2. A resounding "Amen" Tammy!

  3. Tammy,
    Absolutely. That is where we find the truth. If I read other books I want there to be Scripture in them.

  4. So true, Tammy. We need to read with our minds and hearts open to God's Word and to the Holy Spirit's guidance.

    We need to pray for each other as we write, especially on spiritual matters, that we will have the mind of Christ in what we say, and that we will be guided by the Holy Spirit in what we write.

    I appreciate your thoughts on this.

  5. Tammy, I agree! Too often we have our little "boxes" and try to make the Bible fit instead of vice-versa. We need to be reading and studying every day, asking the Holy Spirit to teach us.

  6. When Jesus once asked his disciples if they would leave him as crowds of others were dropping off the scene at the time.

    Peter replied: Where else shall we go? You're the one with the words of eternal life.

    That's what keeps drawing me to the Word in my own life. It's true, Tammy, when you say we need the Holy Spirit to guide us into its truth.

    Thanks for sharing your heart with us.


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