Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15 NIV

Listen to Words from the Heart

Approved

Drugs are authorized for sale in Canada once they have successfully gone through the drug review process. This process is the means by which a drug application is reviewed by scientists in the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada, and on occasion, outside experts, to assess the safety, efficacy and quality of a drug. Throughout the process, the safety and well-being of Canadians is the paramount concern. Drugs include both prescription and nonprescription pharmaceuticals; biologically-derived products such as vaccines, blood-derived products, and products produced through biotechnology; tissues and organs; disinfectants; and radiopharmaceuticals.

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Theologians call the study of God’s word “hermeneutics.” There are principles in studying the Bible that are very helpful – for example, context is important, it makes a difference if something is poetry, or prophecy, or proverb. A true follower of Jesus becomes a student of God’s word, digging deeply into it to discover its riches. The apostle Paul writes this in 2 Timothy 2:15: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” It’s no wonder that traditionally Christians have been referred to as “people of the Book.” We have been known to read it, study it and live by it. How tragic, then, that there is a concerning Biblical illiteracy here in Canada. While so many Christians around the world are longing for even one copy of God’s word in their own language, and when they get one, they devour it, Christians here in Canada have multiple copies and so many never open its pages. It’s time to be obedient to this command – take time to study the word of truth.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley