Monday, September 22, 2014


If the Apostle Paul had known that we were going to turn every single word that he wrote into scripture, he would have chosen his words a little more carefully.  He would have taken the time to clarify which words were just for Corinth, and which words were for everybody.  He would have offered his opinion on what might be cultural and what might be universal.  He might forsee a day when slavery would be no more and when women were treated with respect.

Another interesting thing about Paul's letters is that he expected Jesus to return soon.  He never thought that 2,000 years from now people would still be reading his writings.

Those thoughts give me a little bit of peace when I read some of the difficult things that he writes.  May you all have a little peace with the difficult sayings in the Bible.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy hearing you teach about what the Bible says and what it does not say. You have such a good grasp of the message of the Bible as a whole, and the part it plays in our Christian life.