I’m currently working through Phillipians.
My goal is to digest The Book.
I mean to really chew it up and be totally involved in the process. Sounds gross but it’s essential for spiritual growth.
Eating is an act of worship. Meditating on God’s law is an even more pointed expression of worship. Paul likens the two when he is defining spiritual maturity.
Internalizing to Exercising
Paul compares fundamental understandings with milk and says that there is meat.
However, the meat is reserved for those who are ready to put to use the milk they’ve been given.
Too often, my bible reading has been like picking the shrimp off of the top of my steak. You could even say I’ve done some stirring around in the loaded mahed potatoes on the side. It’s time to cut the steak and taste every morsel.
As a precursor to the continued journey through Phillipians, I’ve given a reflection questions below to help guide us toward obedience.
1. How does internalization lead to externalization? (To make Him known)
2. How can really we seek God through his word? (To know Him)
3. How is He preparing me (with His Word) to join Him in His work in His world?
4. Does my study always lead to obedience?
If not, why heap more condemnation on myself?