"Turn your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. " (Proverbs 2:2~6).
There are many tools available which are designed to help us better understand Scripture. Some of these are very familiar and widely used such as study Bibles, concordances and commentaries. These are very useful in building a Biblical knowledgebase. Many of us use these, and very consistently. But is there more? Yes! Knowledge is just the beginning. It is typical to believe that knowledge is the ultimate goal, so many pursue knowledge alone. Only through fine-grain detailed study, which includes Biblical and secular history, the sciences, sacred and secular writings and even mythology and more, can we begin to achieve the true goal God intends - the attaining of wisdom.
The Bible studies offered on this site are a result of years of fine-grain detailed study. The purpose of this website is to be a "Cistern of Wisdom" for you and is dedicated to your personal growth in the deeper understanding of God's Word, mind, character, His heart and His point-of-view - and to equip you to be ever more ready to give an answer of the hope that lies within you.
May The Most High God richly bless you as you take the time to seek more of Him and His Words of Life!Michael Mendola
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