• “I was poor in the midst of riches, and ready to perish with hunger near a table plentifully spread and a continual feast. Oh, Beauty, ancient and new! Why have I known thee so late? Alas, I sought thee where thou wast not, and did not seek thee where thou wast…” – Madame Guyon

What Does It Say? by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 01/03/12

“I read the Bible every day, but there are some times I get to the end of a passage and realize that I have no clue what I just read!”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Before we can interpret and apply God’s Word, we need to understand what it says. Here are a few ways you can answer the question, “What does it say?”

One is to summarize. Write down a brief overview of the passage, including the major points.

Another idea is to paraphrase. Write the passage in your own words.

Or you can ask questions, as if you were writing a news story.

  • Who wrote it?
  • What happened?
  • When was it written?
  • Where did this happen?
  • How did it happen?
  • Why was this written?

Discover what the passage says; then you can apply it to your life.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him. A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation. — Psalm 68:4-5 (NKJV)

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