We purposed to read and hash about words penned by the disciple whom Jesus loved; we have and Lord willing will, yet even in this wrect-table mulling, a rabbit is sure to run occasionally. So it does.
Scurrying from my inept corner comes the comment-ish-question, ‘are we all supposed to be theologians?’
Focused remarks I think satisfied the hare’s tunneling, and yet, this thought lingered well beyond our time together, at least for me.
The term theologian probably stretches the web a bit, but the gist of the thought is to wonder have we become a bit infatuated with knowledge, having every possible tool known for study of the Word at our fingertips. Can I boast of a great deal of knowledge and yet fail to take the learning from page into street and alley?
Acts 2 along with a host of accompanying texts will make the neglect of study neglectful of duty at best, for we all are called to mature our diets; meat somewhere must replace milk.
Those kindergarten believers of Pentecost found it dutiful to balance their Word-meal with a couple other activities, not the least of which included prayer and fellowship. While culture stands still for no one, there is an apt realization of what works and why it works penned up in Luke’s narrative.
The believers devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching. The believers devoted themselves to the fellowship. The believers devoted themselves to the breaking of bread. The believers devoted themselves to prayer. 2:42
Peter’s sermon, the gospel, effectually produces body functions; a love for the Lord, a love for the Word, and a love for His people. It is in this bodily structure where God moves and resurrects new life day by day. So the Lord adds to the church daily those He is saving.
To love the Lord with my entire mind will leave me no grounds for backing away from the table of God’s Word, but as one at the wrect-table suggested, if the extent of knowledge travels no further than the mind, then it will have been no more profitable than left on a page.