Wednesday, February 8, 2012

TT : The Bible as Unique and Strange Book

Scripture: Isaiah 55:8 - “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. “

The Bible is a unique and strange Book. It is very different from any other “sacred book” of other religions. The Bible contains “God’s thoughts” which are strange and yet marvellous spiritual teachings. Among them are paradoxes. A Paradox is defined as a seemingly self-contradictory declaration but is in fact true, the underlying meaning of which is revealed only by careful scrutiny. The purpose of a paradox is to arrest attention and provoke fresh thought. The statement "Less is more" is an example. To some, such biblical paradoxes may seem somewhat ridiculous and yet such are the very words of God which were written for our admonition, learning and benefit. Tonight let us together learn from God’s powerful Word on how to live a contradicting life yet effecting change and fruitfulness around us.

2 comments:

Denise said...

The greatest book ever, my Bible.

eph2810 said...

Amen - the Bible is the essence of life for those who believe.

Thank you for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Peace,
Iris