Seeing what we want to see
I believe that the Bible is the source of truth for a righteous life. Though it does not contain all truths of the world, every word of it is true. Now, one of the problems man has had with revealed truth is the propensity for error in its interpretation. We ourselves must be both humble and bolden our reading. We must be bold in standing in the truth as it is revealed to us while retaining a humility that is willing to change when presented with our error. Two sins can occur in regards to our reading the Bible. The first is the paralysis of analysis wherein a person cannot move for fear of making a wrong move. We see here that as the disciples asked the questions of Jesus Ge answered them. We must have faith that God is able to correct us in our errors and that He is willing. We must ask and we must step out in faith. A second sin is that of the Pharisees who thinking they knew all were unable to see the fulfillment of prophecy occurring before their very eyes. Elijah did come in John the Baptist. The Messiah would be a suffering servant. Yet they couldn't bring themselves to see this though it lay clearly there in the Scriptures. It is a hard road we walk. Let us continually turn to Christ as we walk in obedience down it.
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