Introduction to Everything
The first four words of the Bible stand boldly against everything the culture of the day believed. While popularity said "polytheism" the Jews said "God" where popularity said "static" the Jews said "beginning." This opening verse sets the stage for everything else the Bible teaches, and that stage is nothing short of total defiance of this world and all it teaches. The Jewish authors could have ignored the Lords voice and put into the Bible anything they wanted that would have been culturally acceptable, but instead they heard Gods voice and spoke truth in their words. It becomes so easy to ignore the 'popular' or 'easy' verses of scripture, but in reality they may not be as popular or easy if looked at them through honest eyes. With this thought in mind, how then may we view the rest of the Bible? Are our interpretations to shallow, missing the real meaning in its entirety, or a we so caught up trying to memorize scripture rather than learn it that we achieve nothing but making a chore out of our time with the Father. We must see the depth where there is supposed simplicity and see the truth where there is misinterpretation and above all, we must make ourselves like the Jewish authors of their day: seeking truth, regardless of the out come.
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