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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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For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. — Hebrews 10:30-31 (NKJV)

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