• “The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end it’s going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.” – Elisabeth Elliot

So What? by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 12/28/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: I know a pastor who begins a message by reading a text of Scripture. Then he explains clearly what it says and what it means. Then he says, “That’s the what. Now the question is, ‘So what?’” This pastor isn’t satisfied for his people just to know what the passage says. He wants them to apply it to their lives.

God laid out the same priority in Ezekiel 33: “They . . . sit before you to listen to your words, but they do not put them into practice.”

Here are three questions that can help us ask “so what?” when we read God’s Word:

  • How does this truth apply to my life and situation?
  • Based on this truth, what changes do I need to make?
  • What practical steps can I take to apply this truth to my life?

The next time you sit down and read God’s Word, be sure to take the final step. Ask God to help you to put what you read into practice.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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  • “Our enemy is more aware than we are of the spiritual possibilities that depend upon obedience.” – Amy Carmichael

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But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. — Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

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