The Bible

The Bible is just a bunch of words. The words Love God and love your neighbor as yourself, is simply, just a bunch of words.

I am guilty. I am so extremely guilty of trying to theorize the Bible and find the “perfect” theology. But, here’s the thing, number one, I’m not brilliant ( I could make an attempt at it, but, I’ll clearly fail). Number two, I’m screwed up. I have a past that to the day causes me grief and shame and guilt and anger and anything bad. Thank God, that he’s a loving God. Thank Jesus, that he’s the prince of peace and is trying to embody that into me.

The Bible should stir something into us when we read it. The idea of loving your neighbor is nice. The incarnation of loving your neighbor is better. The idea of serving the poor is great. The incaration of serving the poor is where we actually see Jesus.

I’m not saying its true, but, without incarnation of what it actually says, is it just merely a philosophical book with nice ideas? Ideas, without actions are worthless. Our actions become who we are, but, we don’t become our ideas. Ideas can shift our actions, but, unless we incarnate them, what good is that? Is Jesus just a theory or an idea? Or was he the incarnation of God?

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One thought on “The Bible

  1. Krista Chapman says:

    John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. JESUS became the Word of God manifested in the flesh of a man. The Word of God is living and POWERFUL, sharper than any two edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). The Word is all Truth, and declaring and praying the Word of God changes things because His Word does not return void (it will perform as it is intended, Isaiah 55:11). The WORD WILL WORK, IF YOU WORK THE WORD!!! It will change the circumstances of your life, so you can begin to live a life of victory. Because you’ve been purchased by The Blood of Jesus at Salvation, your past is wiped away, you’ve been given a clean slate. If you continue to plague your mind with guilt from the past, you are actively pursuing something that God has totally forgotten and has been blotted out of His memory. And it’s by His Grace, His enabling power to perfect and perform, and do what you cannot do on your own, with His perfect Love and favor over you, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE. His Grace is always sufficient for you, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE, when you ask Him to replace your weakness with His Strength! It’s falling in Love with the true Lover of your soul that compels you to do things that are pleasing to Him, because it’s an overflow of His love coming out of you. It’s not by working hard and trying to be good. His goodness just naturally comes out of you, because you are being changed from the inside out from receiving His Extravagent Love, Mercy and Grace, no matter how bad you screw up. His Mercy is new every morning. He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, and He knew YOU before the foundation of the world, before you were even conceived in your mother’s womb. So when you screw up, He isn’t surprised and doesn’t point a finger at you. He already knows the final outcome of your life. His Love never changes towards you, He doesn’t love you less when you screw up, and he doesn’t love you more when you’ve succeeded at being really good. He Loves you the same, ALWAYS, and His Love is unsearchable and unfathomable, it cannot be measured! His tender loving thoughts towards you cannot even be numbered (Psalm 40:5)! Above all else, it’s all about relationship, and that really is, just understanding how crazy in love with you God is!!! If you set your face like flint to know Him, know Love, because that’s who He is, Love, the rest just gloriously falls into place.

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