Sunday, October 30, 2011
Sunday Faith Blog
And I would like to tell you now quite personally: since I have learnt to read the Bible in this way - and this has not been for so very long - it becomes every day more wonderful to me. I read it in the morning and the evening, often during the day as well, and every day I consider a text which I have chosen for the whole week, and try to sink into it, so as really to hear what it is saying. I know that without this I could not live properly any longer."
"Do not try to make the Bible relevant. Its relevance is axiomatic.......Do not defend God's Word, but testify to it....Trust to the Word." Both quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5
So many of us try to form God into what we think we need, what we want, what we'd like, and we even misquote and 'prettify' the parts of His Word which are sometimes difficult to understand and live by.....and we get away from Scripture or don't want to understand what it really says, so we don't have to remember that everything is not all about us, that His love surrounds us and protects us and informs us and soothes us when we listen......"Lean not on your own understanding.." It's a reminder I think we all need, right?
Have a wonderful Sunday.