Does the Bible Seem Dry?
I’m in the basement trying to create a blog post, and my husband is upstairs helping my daughter with her macro-economics homework over the phone.
I can’t concentrate!
So I give up and lay down on the couch to pray, coming dangerously close to falling asleep, and I end up eavesdropping on their conversation. He’s explaining to her about debt and social consequences. His voice becomes animated, and he says, This sounds like a fascinating class!
And I’m stifling a giggle, because I can just picture my daughter’s face on the other end of the phone. I’m sure there’s eye rolling. After a few moments of her probably respectful way of saying the class is BORING, I hear him say, Well, the theory is dry, but when you apply it to real life it’s fascinating.
Thank you very much, dear husband, because I’m laying on the couch trying to think of how I can possibly express in a blog post how much I love the truth of the Bible –how much it has changed my life.
And there’s the answer. In theory it’s dry, a boring history book with lots of strangeness in it, but when you apply it to real life it’s fascinating.
Lately I’ve been pondering Philippians 2:4 (NIV), because I have a hard time on the applying end of that one. It says, “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” So when my cousin’s family fell apart with broken bones and flu I decided to practice this a bit. I stopped and considered them. I managed to pull together two meals for them this week, which is a big accomplishment for my underused kitchen!
So that short, dry-on-the-page verse applied gave them food and encouragement and gave me JOY.
Please share with me –what Bible truth are you working on applying right now?
Being a keeper at home. He must increase but I must decrease. ….and “out of my innermost belly shall flow river’s of living water.” Working on the innermost belly so my outermost tongue will reflect the love and gentleness of Jesus.
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