‘The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.’ (Psalm 19:7-9 ESV)
There are parts of the bible that are such a mystery. Much of it seems a stretch or sketchy to me. But, what I’ve discovered is that the prickly parts of the bible that I don’t understand are not the ones that give me trouble. Frankly, its the parts that I DO understand with crystal clarity – the parts that I know about The Most High’s desires of my less than stellar thoughts and behavior … Those are the ones that cause me the most angst.
The Holy book is God’s tool. At some point I got over the notion that it was untouchable – I mark mine up, make notes in the margins, throw it in the car seat and take it with me, bend pages every which way. And then, I stack it with others and get a new one to start the process all over again.
If we all used God’s Word for something more than just praising flowers or keeping clippings of obituaries, who knows how much better off we might end up!
By example, my dad taught me that bibles are to be worn out. He had one held together with duct tape. That’s my goal.
Get your bible.
Wear it out.
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