One of my new joys in the last year is doing a Bible study on my own and actually finding applications by myself and learning from the Bible by myself. Every week when I do my homiletics, I'm am just tickled that I have the ability to study scripture and teach myself something, rather than just being spoon-fed in church.
Since that amazes me every week, I thought I might post the applications from my study.
Note: When I go to my Bible study group tomorrow, I'll find out if I interpreted things pretty correctly, or if I was WAY off. I'll try to come back and update if I think I was way off. In the meantime, I'll post what I think I learned.
Subject: Jacob's family suffered because of Laban's deceptions, but left peacefully.
Aim to learn: God will bless longsuffering, and His timing is perfect.
- In what areas am I choosing to give up, rather than persist on the path God has given me?
- Where am I competing for blessings, rather than trusting God for His provision?
- Do I work through trials with creativity, or do I pridefully fight back?
- Am I willing to leave a difficult situation or relationship in peace, or do I insist on "winning" ?
Yes, this does comprise the excitement of my Friday nights. Please refer to my post a couple days ago about how BORING I am. =) Happy weekend...