Wrong. So terribly, horribly, grievously wrong. Quite frankly, nobody cares what that verse means to you. That is exactly what I wanted to say that day but, of course, I held my tongue. After all, I didn't want to be prematurely removed from the premises, nor did I want to disrespect any person or church. But as I watched women's heads bobbing in agreement, I couldn't help but think about the death of discernment. And I couldn't help but think that, had I stood up and declared to those women that it doesn't matter what that verse means to them, rather what matters is what God meant when He wrote the verse, that I would have received one of two reactions: 1. Nodding in agreement while staring blankly and cluelessly ahead, or 2. Anger.
So, let's forgo this whole 'life verse' thing, shall we? That catchy, pithy verse you've selected is no substitute for the whole counsel of God. Sure, you may never memorize all 66 books, but don't let that stop you from reading them, studying them, and letting them transform you.
With that, what else is there to say except to request that you sit back and enjoy your week in review (kind of):
- So, what does John MacArthur say about the 'what does this verse mean to you' method of interpreting Scripture?
- I don't know what makes me more sad, that this 'drug' was approved, or that the LA Times clearly has low standards for their reporters. Spell check, anyone? Also, I had no idea that the elimination of 'submental fat' was a critical medical need. Priorities, people.
- I love this hymn.
- A pastor's perspective on the Baltimore riots.
- I'm going to try to read along with Challies on this one (emphasis on try considering what my schedule looks like for the next 3-4 months).
- "There must be conviction of sin before a sinner is ready for grace."
- Islam is growing fast.
- Maybe this is why my cat bolts whenever I start to fiddle with dishes in the cupboard.
- This could be an interesting series of articles.
- The curse on mankind: