In the book of Acts, Luke begins by writing to a person named, Theophilus. I love that name. Do you know what that name means? In the Greek language, “theo” means God, and “philos” means love. The name Theophilus means lover of God.
There is another word, which is also anchored in Greek roots that is equally as wonderful. That word is theology. And, it means: the study of God. Are you one who studies God?
While sometimes thought of as merely a title or some sort of intellectual accomplishment, a true theologian is someone who studies, makes observations, and learns from watching God at work. Anyone who loves God can learn from Him, with or without credentials.
How do you learn the ways of God? How do you learn the words of God? How do you find out what God is doing—not just throughout history—but today? Well, if you study Him, you’ll begin to understand Him better. And before you know it, you’re likely to find yourself right in the middle of what He is doing right now! That’s theology.
2 Timothy 2:15—Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.
Deuteronomy 4:29—But from here you will search again for the Lord your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.