Practical Theology

Now before you go getting intimidated by the word theology, get this: this post is not about theology. In fact it is quite the opposite. So don’t go scrolling down on me just yet. Read this post. If you don’t like it, just don’t click the “like” button. 😉

Alright let’s get going. As you noticed from the title, this post is on my favorite kind of theology, which is really just lazy man’s theology. What I am about to share with you is one of my favorite ways to read the Bible. It is where I go through all of my favorite verses that I have written down on a sheet in my Bible, simply read them to myself, and am usually very edified. They are very simple but inspirational verses that are all out of the book of 1 John. This book is easily my favorite book in the Bible. I have around twenty of these verses, but I would like to share with you three of them. I will leave a list at the bottom of the post so you can read them too.

The first one is 1 John 4:15: “Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” This one is my favorites because it states clearly the gigantic privilege we have in Christ. Because of Jesus and the ultimate sacrifice that he made for us, we can now dwell with God in this life as well as in the next. How encouraging is that? For me it just makes me smile. What a privilege!!

The next one is 1 John 4:4: “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is the one that is inside of you then he that is in the world.” Again, here is another privilege that we receive because of Jesus. Because he is living in us we can overcome; not because of our own power, but because of the power that is in us through Christ Jesus.

The last verse I would like to share with you is 1 John 1:7: “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin.” Notice that the “he” in that statement is capitalized. That “He” is Jesus. This is an exhortation by John to walk as Christ walked. As he goes into in more detail later in the book, we find out that through Christ we have the potential and ability to live our lives like Jesus. (1John 3:9)
If you would like more info on that I would advise you to read Ephesians chapter 4.

As you know, I titled this post “practical theology.” When I think of theology, I think of the hard stuff like Hebrews and Romans that I need my dad’s help with. I admit that I am not old enough to understand that yet. But that is why books like 1 John are there. They are simple but still have so much richness to them. I would advise you to read that book all in one sitting. It won’t take long and you will probably walk away with a smile on your face.

Well, I know that was short but it’s late and I gotta go. I hope that you all are edified by these verses.

(These are all in 1 John)
5:5, 4:15, 4:4, 1:7, 2:15-18, 2:28, 5:13, 4:9, 5:12, 4:14, 4:10-11, 3:18, 4:19, 2:23

Best regards,

-Solomon