Monday, May 3, 2010

Because you asked for it, how about an acrostic?

I'm quickly posting the acrostic from Thursday night's study. Remember this is based on our study of Ruth.

To leave a godly legacy we must:

Live in response to grace. (this was point 4 from my pastor's sermon the week before, but it fit.) Psalm 103:8-10

Entrust our treasures to God. Isaiah 55:8-11 If you can trust God with your eternity, you can trust Him with those things you treasure the most.

Guard our hearts. Prov 4:23 (Your heart is the wellspring of life.)
Ruth's actions came from a pure and loving heart. Her reputation preceeded her. (Ruth 2:11 and 3:11)

Allow the simplicity of the gospel to invade our past.
We looked at the genealogy of Jesus and examined the scandal that was in it. Ruth, Rahab, Tamar... God took a foreigner with an open and bent heart and changed the world. Imagine what He could do if we opened our entire heart to Him.

Constantly pursue Christ.
Not just during Bible study. Live each day aware of His presence. Acknowledge that the consequences of our obedience AND our disobedience have generational effects.

Yield to the hesed of Christ.
hesed is a Hebrew word and concept that Kelly Minter has referred to during this study. You can read the above statement like this to understand it a little better.
Yield to the consistent, ever-faithful, relentless, constnatly pursuing, lavish, extravagant, unrestrained, covenant, furious love of Jesus Christ.

Have a great Monday!


fuzzytop said...

I haven't done Kelly's study on Ruth, but I love your acrostic! Thanks for posting it...


Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Well, I may have to borrow your acrostic. You know it fits right in with the Bible study I am writing on our legacy.


Jennifer said...

LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Can't wait to print it & talk about it with my bff doing the study with me :-)