Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Priorities

Tonight in our canvas group we started off talking about the Widow of Nain and Jesus' healing of two blind men. Then the time together took an interesting change of direction. A guy who has been coming fairly regularly this semester shared a burden he was feeling that people weren't making the Bible a priority.

It's kind of Ironic, this subject keeps coming up. A group of people who want to live under the reign of Jesus would be students of the text, one would think. And yet, the Bible remains the most popular, and yet least read, text in America if not the world today.

It's an amazing book, the Bible. Maybe it is just too intimidating. I don't think it is that we don't understand it. I think it's kind of like what Mark Twain once said, "It's not the parts of the Bible that I don't understand that bother me, it's the parts I do understand." Maybe there is a healthy fea of not being able to live in accordance with the Kingdom of God. Maybe there is a fear of allowing the with God life to be made manifest in our lives. Maybe there is a fear of cost. Ignorance is not bliss though. We have a divine call to abide in Christ and allow his words to abide in us.

Wouldn't it be amazing if our towns were transformed by the church. Wouldn't it be amazing if people were caught up by what they saw in the life of the people of God's church?

Let us be students of the sacred text, and let God change our lives through it. Let's live it out day by day!

1 comment:

alyson1derland said...

last week in bible study you mentioned something about spending at least 5 minutes a day with God(i hope i'm remembering that right). this left me feeling unspeakably sad and ashamed that we can't make more than FIVE minutes a day for God!!