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Scripture (eighth in a series)

When we contemplate Scripture we give the Holy Spirit an opportunity to search our heart and mind in order to guide us more fully into God’s will for our lives. Areas of doubt or resistance to God – about which we may not be fully conscious – can also be revealed to us when contemplating Scripture. I used the following paraphrase of Hebrews 4:12 in my second post in this series on Scripture https://carefulfornothing.com/2010/10/05/scripture-second-in-a-series/ and it sums up how contemplating Scripture can be beneficial for our spiritual and emotional well-being: The word of God…is sharper than a scalpel and pierces through our defenses down to our soul and spirit, joints and marrow – and not only is it able to discern what’s really going on with our heart and mind, it is able to regenerate them. Discernment about “what is really going on with our heart and mind” can take place when we contemplate Scripture. Continue reading

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