I am SO excited to be able to pass it on to you for your encouragement! I received permission to add this to my site from the author. This is a 5 part message,(entire Boolklet) please don't cheat yourself and quit before it is over, you WON'T be sorry. I met Dee Dee while she and her husband Danny, (an evangelist) were ministering here to God's people in Michigan. She has written a few booklets now -ALL- of which have blessed my heart, here is her latest.
The idea for this booklet developed from a lesson I prepared for Sunday school. The lesson was based on ways to study the Bible. One of the points of the lesson was that the Bible could be likened to a big jigsaw puzzle. The Bible is an inexhaustible book! Sometimes in our study it can be compared to a gold mine, with side-tunnel after side-tunnel full of nuggets to dig and search for. There is no end to the information and wisdom to be found. So to narrow our search we must have a subject in mind.
When we work on a puzzle, the first thing we try to do is get all the pieces together that make the frame. In Bible study we should choose a subject. The next step we should do is to find pieces of like color, or design and place them in piles together. In Bible study, we should find as many verses as we can about the particular subject. That is when a good concordance comes in very handy. In 1 Cor. 2:13 we are told to compare spiritual things. It reads, Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. First find all the verses that contain words that are the same; then find verses that have synonyms of the words. Sometimes a verse may contain several key words. These can often connect your pieces together. What a thrill it is in puzzle working when one special piece (as in one that has part of the sky and part of the ground) connects two or more sections. After all the pieces are put together in the frame, the final picture is seen. So truth is found when one compares scripture with scripture, and when we "study to shew ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth," 11 Tim 2:15 The key piece of our study (God's secret treasure) that I picked was found in Is. 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. The key words I picked out are:
Treasures, Hidden, Riches, and Secret
Let's start our first puzzle connection with the word secret, for with this connection we will find the key to wisdom and Bible study.
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