How to explore? (2)

11 Mar

We can use our E.A.R.S. (These work together inter-weaved as a singular irreducibly complex approach to exploration. Each angle falls without the others.)

E.A.R.S.Evaluate: As we pray, read Scripture and interact with others, we grow better at using our individual internal reason to see the value God has instilled in our surroundings and potential path. Using Christ, our wisdom from God, we can test everything. This is the scientific method which by common grace is available to all. It is used in exegesis and hermeneutics. Yet our logic is incomplete (according to Gödel’s theorems); it cannot be justified without something outside it to sustain it. We need the other parts of our ears:

Ask God: As we evaluate our circumstances, read Scripture, and interact with others, we learn more of how to pray to God, how our will is aligning with his, and how he answers our prayers. This affects our desires, and drives us to a closer relationship with God and others.

Read Scripture: As we evaluate our circumstances, pray, and interact with others, we increase our appreciation of Scripture, our ability and desire to search through it, and our trust of it to apply it to our lives. Taking in Scriptures gives us Christ, the Word. Jesus said “it is [the Scriptures] that bear witness about me” (John 5:39).

Seek Counsel: As we evaluate our circumstances, pray, and read Scripture, it gives us greater focus to our community and how we collaborate with and love others. They have different minds with different experiences. As iron sharping iron we can work together in our journey.

Exploration is for building us up.

Next to explore: How do we seek counsel?


“test everything; hold fast what is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

“be constant in prayer.” (Romans 12:12)

“examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.” (Acts 17:11)

“let the others weigh what is said.” (1 Corinthians 14:29)


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