2 Peter 2:2 says, “Crave the pure spiritual milk of the Word, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.”
So it stands to reason that if we are desiring to cultivate a more intimate relationship with Christ and encourage & demonstrate to other women this discipline of clinging to the Word of God daily, that we look at five very distinct ways to have the firmest grasp on the word of God. I love the verse in 2 Timothy 2:15: Do your best to present yourself as one approved, who is not ashamed and who correctly handles the Word of Truth!” Essentially…. How much confidence we can have in both who we are (identity) and effective kingdom building service when we fully know… grasp… and HANDle the word of Truth.
“The Hand” tool is a wonderful way to both remember and teach others the different ways we “grasp” the Word of God. It takes more than one way to have a FIRM HOLD on the Word of God.
HOW TO USE THE HAND TOOL:
If you’re teaching someone this truth, have her hold out a book (the Bible) – holding it with only her thumb (representing HEAR) pull it away from her. Now have her hold it with her thumb (HEAR) and pointer finger (READ); Make the observation that it’s still pretty easy for you to take it from her even with 2 fingers holding it (Hearing & Reading) … repeat this process until all 5 fingers are grasping the book. You shouldn’t be able to pull the book from her hand with all 5. (Remember, this is NOT a “strength” game… it’s an illustration!)
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