Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The Beauty of Scripture
It has been a little while since I have posted, and to be quite honest, I have really missed it. I miss telling you all my thoughts, but the more important thing is that during this time of absence I have been on my own journey; I have been rediscovering the beauty of Scripture.
Now you can call me crazy, but I have this theory about Christianity, and maybe even most other religions/ beliefs. My theory is that most of the populace don't take time to read their scriptures. Now I can really only speak about Christianity and this is what this devotional pertains to. Most Christians that I encounter, don't seem like they read their Bible all that much and I think there are many problems with that, but I won't get into that lol. My point is that I have rediscovered the beauty of the Bible. It is not just the Beauty found in the Gospels and the Letters of Paul, James, Peter, etc., but it is also the Beauty found in the Hebrew Scriptures as well.
The Bible in its entirety is a beautiful work. There is something in it for everyone. It is filled with stories of God's love, peoples anger, wrath, joy, war, death, social justice, pain, laughter, redemption, forgiveness, etc. It seems to stretch across every possible way of life, belief, etc. The Bible is full of so many things, and yes, I will admit that it even has its fair share of controversies. This is what I find so beautiful about it. This (in my opinion) is an ideal text for someone who wishes to seek God out. At times during your readings, you might find yourself screaming "WHY GOD?!?!" And at others, you might with tears in your eyes, have that sigh of relief saying "Thank you so much for your Love God."
I just wanted to encourage you all to pick it up and read it. If you are a seeker of God, give it a try and see where God brings you. If you are a Christian, I encourage you to dig through this and experiencing the molding and growing process that will begin to happen. It really is such a beautiful thing.
Anyway peace out homies
"For you have been a stronghold to the poor,
a stronghold to the needy in his distress,
a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat;
for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall," -Isaiah 25:4