Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.
“Ben, I don’t think you could have been more zealous in your request!” To which he replied, “I’m not jealous! I just want really want these Star Wars figures!”
The Word Study: Defining a Biblical Worldview — The word study involves more than going to a dictionary to define a word. It is the method of scholarship that puts the student on the pathway of developing the habits of reflective thinking and deductive reasoning from Scripture. The word study places the truths of God’s Word at the center of all learning, which illuminates the understanding and consecrates the mind.
- Builds vocabulary
- Increases reading comprehension and verbal scores
- Establishes precise word usage in written and oral communication
- Cultivates the habit of critical thinking
- Produces deductive reasoning skills — cause (internal) to effect (external)
- Sharpens discernment of truth from error
- Inculcates lifetime habits of scholarship and aids in establishing a Biblical worldview
- Research: The word is defined, using Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary, key words are identified within the definition, and the key words are defined. Each word is then researched using a Bible concordance.
- Reason: A definition of the word is written in your own words.
- Relate: Application of the definition and the Biblical principles deduced are written, according to the intended purpose and your own life.
- Record: The completed work is filed in your notebook
Today’s word for study is ZEALOUS.
Key Word Definitions:
Ardent: a. having the appearance or quality of fire; fierce; passionate
Zealous Defined in My Own Words:
Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. (Revelation 3:19)
Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. (Romans 12:11)
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17)
Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. (Titus 2:14)
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. (Colossians 3:23)
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)
“Does this mean I shouldn’t be so excited about my new toys?”
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17)