This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.

Matthew 10 19-20

And don't you worry about what you'll say or how you'll say it. The right words will be there; the Spirit of your Father will supply the words. - Matthew 10 19-20

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Old truths are still true

Habakkuk 2:2-4
        And then God answered: "Write this.
            Write what you see.
        Write it out in big block letters
            so that it can be read on the run.
        This vision-message is a witness
            pointing to what's coming.
        It aches for the coming-it can hardly wait!
            And it doesn't lie.
        If it seems slow in coming, wait.
            It's on its way. It will come right on time.

        "Look at that man, bloated by self-importance-
            full of himself but soul-empty.
        But the person in right standing before God
            through loyal and steady believing
            is fully alive, really alive.

There is much in the Bible that we should take heed of. We sometimes look at the Old Testament and think that this was a message for a simpler time, a simpler people who lived in the past. The fact is that there is very little difference between us and the people of the Old Testament, we just have a few more gadgets and gizmos than they had. Sometimes from some people we may hear the argument that the God of the Old Testament changes, that the message is different. If people think this then they have missed the point of the Old Testament, read through it and you will find that God's message does not change. From the beginning he wants us to love each other, but most of all love Him. He wants to have a relationship with us as His children. Verse 4 of Habakkuk could be lifted straight from the New Testament, it could easily come from the teachings of Jesus. The only difference between the Old and New Testaments is Jesus, when Jesus came the game changed, but God did not. The path of humanity was changed, but God was not. As I have said before, we hold the Bible to be true, this means the whole Bible. We ignore sections of it at our own peril.

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