dictionary.com holds that theology is “the field of study and analysis that treats of God and of God’s attributes and relations to the universe; study of divine things or religious truth; divinity.”
If this be true should not every Christian be a theologian. Mike Bickle, Allen Hood, Doug Brown, Jack Anderson, John Piper, Sam Storms, and others offer great and needed explanation and exhortation of who God is. But do I know God for myself?
I am done simply letting them do it for me. I can not surive if I attempt to live off of someone else’s study of the Bible. I must know God for myself. I must be a student of His Word. I must be a student of who God is. I must be a theologian. Maybe not at the same level of other great minds, but as I hunger for Christ I gotta go to the source.
I can only know so much about Ben through Scott. If I really want to know Ben, I gotta go to Ben and spend time with him. Scott may give me some ideas and helps into who Ben is, but if I am gonna really be a friend I have to go the person.
Basically, I feel inspired and led to really pursue the study of God. Life is too short to not know my stuff and God is too great to leave Him aside. Its time to learn the things I talk about learning and figure out the things I talk about curiously.
Its time to get to know who made me.
Its time to understand (if even the smallest bit) who holds my life in His hand.
PS “Mike Bickle, Allen Hood, Doug Brown, Jack Anderson, John Piper, Sam Storms, and others” are men I greatly respect and will most likely continue to use and receive inspiration and encouragement from. In fact they inspire me ot get into the Word for myself. Sooo, dont anyone take that as a slam on those guys. There ma guys!