• “There may be love, understanding love, all around us, and yet we may be needing some word of life in our own soul, something that would do what only the Divine can do. “Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.” – Amy Carmichael

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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  • “There are those who insist that it is a very bad thing to question God. To them, ‘why?’ is a rude question. That depends, I believe, on whether it is an honest search, in faith, for His meaning, or whether it is the challenge of unbelief and rebellion.” – Elisabeth Elliot

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For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. — Ephesians 6:12-13 (NKJV)

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