summer reading week 6 You-who by Rachel Jankovic

This is our final installment in this book, and what a joy it has been to read this book together.

For our final week, we will cover chapters 21 – 26, pages 187 – 235.

How do people see me? Who do I live for? Where do I belong? These questions require an honest answer. These questions require an answer born out of obedience to God.

“When you know your creator, and you seek to praise and reflect and honor Him in every way possible, what that looks like to the world is body confidence.” (p.193)

“Being oriented to Christ and to the glory of God is in fact the answer to almost every human trouble. The fact that it is almost always the correct answer is not the same thing as being the answer we always want to hear. . .” (p. 195)

Read Philippians 3. Notice the Apostle Paul’s goal. He could survive prison and beatings and rejection because his ultimate goal was to know Christ and to reflect the glory of God.

Is sin ever the right way to go? It’s so easy to answer quickly with a no, but how many times do we want to circumvent God’s law because it’s uncomfortable? We think that obedience will lead to obscurity, and we want so much to be known, and to know that we matter. When will it be enough that I matter to God?

Read Ephesians 2:1-10. Notice the dead and made alive illustrations. Do you see that it is God who gives me value and purpose? It is God who gave us work to do. Obedience to God and His Word is the road to real purpose.

I hope you see how important it is to know God and his word. We cannot obey someone we do not know, and we cannot obey the law we do not know. God is our father, and he wants a relationship with his children. Know Him. Follow Him. Obey Him.

That is how you know who you are. . .

2 thoughts on “summer reading week 6 You-who by Rachel Jankovic

  1. Thank you, Beverly, for your leadership and all of your efforts to provide resources for Biblical truths in a time when it is getting more and more difficult to find well-grounded teaching..certainly locally, but also in general. I have been an inductive Bible study student through Bible Study Fellowship and Precepts since becoming a Christin in 1976. However, I am not currently in a position to be able to enjoy the fellowship of like-minded women, and you have been God’s answer to my prayers in many ways. Although I have not yet been able to participate in your online discussions, I look forward to your posts and challenges. I am reading through the Bible in a year for the first time and am finding it rewarding and challenging. This book was an answer to the cry of my heart to better understand what it means and how to fully live as a child of God. I have so much to internalize but Rachel in her book and you with your questions have helped me identify the faulty thinking that has tripped me up time and again. There is much to ponder, unlearn and rightly learn, but your book challenge came when I felt completely helpless to know how to move forward in my walk with the Lord. I thank God for your obedience and your wisdom. With gratitude, Margery Zeller

    1. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. What a blessing that God with give you this book at this time. Blind spots are so easy to miss, and so hard to get rid of. I am so grateful that you found these online study materials, and I pray that as time goes on you can really feel a part of this community

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