Hey guys! I finished another book!
This time, its ‘Dug Down Deep’ by Joshua Harris
This book is based on the verse, Matthew 7:24-27
The Wise and Foolish Builders
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
It does not address to non-christians, it addresses christians. This verse show the difference between a well grounded christian and a weakly grounded christian. A well grounded christian is someone who not only hears God’s word, he takes action! Such a christian will not be shaken when tough times come! For he will have solid ground to stand and believe in God. That is why the book is called ‘Dug Down Deep’, It calls us to dig deep for rock!
So if u haven’t figured it out yet, this book is actually talking about theology, which means the study of God! Well, i admit it, studying God is not something that is easy, in fact it is super duper difficult… Everyone struggles with it! As we have learned in cell, the triple threats are against us! The world, our flesh and the devil is against us! But press on! Studying God is worth it!
I loved how the book puts studying of God’s word,
“There is right way and a wrong way to approach the doctrine of God. We can study God with a microscope or a telescope. a microscope makes something very small look very big. But this isn’t the way we are to magnify God. We should be like children under a telescope, its lenses enables us to see just how much bigger and more awesome something is than we first imagined”
This analogy actually would surface certain mistakes that we have taken in reading God’s word. Are we approaching theology in a sense that puts us bigger than God? Are we assuming that it’s God’s job to love us? I believe that we should be surprised that there is still goodness for people like me, i mean i have sinned against God, i have caused him to die, in fact He could just simply destroy us all! But he chose the way that costed him the most! He came down to the world he created to be a lower being, suffer like a human, and died for us! Is it God’s job to love you? is he obligated to? i believe not, but God chose to! He didn’t do it unwilling like us going to school, He did it because he loved us SOOOO Much!
But are we taking God’s love for granted?
Have you ever ask God, “God, please show me a sign!” Haha, i have… well the problem is being able to see and discern the sign, if God shows me a sign, i will ask God, “God, is that the sign? show me another sign to tell me if that is true” its an unending cycle where i find myself not satisfied, worse, what if the devil takes this chance to show me a ‘sign’ to encourage me to displease God? This book showed me this, why seek this unreliable source, when you know what the Bible has said about it? Why question the constant and unchanging Holy Bible that is so perfect that u cannot even add to it?
John 1:1 says
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Well, If the Word is God, shouldn’t we seek more of it? and more importantly act on what we have learned? Its God’s Words that actually created us, would’t that make the Bible important? its God Breathed! We should continue to approach it and dig deeper into God’s Word, guys, dun settle for superficial faith, dun be lazy and not clear your doubts! We all have questions when we learn something, i believe that applies to God’s word too! Dun be afraid to ask questions! Ask more, learn more, gather ground, dig for Rock! So when something comes, you will be steady and not fall!
I hope this long note has blessed you! I hope you will get to read this book! It is a really nice to book to read to know more about God! I only provided a super condensed review, but if u can pick this book up and read it! I learned alot from it! So ya! Thank you for reading!