Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Living Word

Jesus asked his followers, "Who do you say that I am?"

That can be a difficult question to answer if you do not read the Word of God. As Charles Stanley points out in his book, In Step with God, we must read His word in order to find out His ways.

God, in the form of the Trinity, is a very complex spiritual being that is outside the human realm of definition. Yet we still need to define our needs and how Jesus came to fufill those needs.

Jesus also said, "I came not to bring peace, but a sword." Many have trouble with this passage. For me it simply means that Jesus is handing us a sword (not a scalpel) to cut out the deadwood from our lives. It doesn't mean taking the sword and harming others. We have to look at the symbolism behind some of the words Jesus used instead of interpreting everything literally if we are to gain meaning and purpose for our lives from the Word of God.

The Bible is a Living thing and can mean different things at different times to different people in different situtions. To put it in a safe, definitive category is to deny its power.