“The knowledge of God and the knowledge of ourselves are bound together by a mutual tie, but we must treat the former in the first place, and then descend to the latter.” ~John Calvin
The 8 Limbs of Yoga are a holistic practice of self-discipline to help you win the battle for your mind, a way to help you take your thoughts captive as you enter into the presence of God. They are not an end if themselves, but a means to an end. Godliness. To live a fully integrated yoga lifestyle means you will practice all 8 limbs. Tucked into the Niyamas, the second limb, you’ll find svadhyaya: the study of the self. To fully know yourself, you much know the one who created you and knows you best. You can not know yourself apart from God. To know God, you must know His word. Study of the ancient scriptures then becomes fundamental.
For many years I struggled to read the Bible and understand it for myself. I relied on many great commentaries and others interpretations of scripture. These things are helpful, but I wanted to know that I knew what God wanted me to know. I began to pray earnestly for God to reveal his word to me, to teach me to study his word. Learning how to study the Bible inductively changed the way I read and understood God’s written word.
Let’s study together …
Lord, Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 Days
Do you long for a greater, more personal understanding of God and His Word? Do you want to know how to study the Bible in a way that will transform the way you think and live?
Join me on a 28 Day (4 Weeks) Journey starting March 2019
Genesis Part 1: The Creation
A 4 week study on Genesis Chapters 1 & 2
Coming April 2019