Monday, October 18, 2010

what is black and white and re(a)d all over?

Common answers: a newspaper, a sunburned zebra, penguin or skunk...someone once said, Bob Saget at the beach...:P haha.
My answer: the Bible.
I was pondering this silly joke this morning and thought about the words written in RED in the Bible - sayings of Jesus. Of course, I know this isn't part of the orginal versions and that the writers of course didn't get out their red gel pens when they quoted their Lord and Savior, but it helps me remember the saving grace of His blood, death, and amazing resurrection. Now 2000 years later, we can memorize, live, and breathe His word. All of us. The Bible, "at least part of it has been translated into at least 2,454 languages, at least one of the two Testaments exists in at least 1,168 languages, and the full Bible is available in at least 438 languages. During the past four centuries there have been hundreds of English Bible translations, and dozens are actively used today...." Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears

Whether red or read, it all matters.

It's been sharpening me daily. His Word. It truly is sharper than any two-edged sword. Hebrews 4:12 (For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.) So whether you're thinking about Bob Saget in a swimsuit on the beach or the Word (hopefully the latter), remember that we are called to read and live this Word. Red and read.

in Him.

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