Sunday, July 9, 2017

Interpretation of Scripture

I was writing a post for Sunday morning.  I was working from the premise that Paul in one of his epistles was overextending himself in interpretation of Old Testament scripture.  I had completed about  half the article when the Lord spoke to my heart, Shut up; you are wrong.

    I hit the delete button and proceeded to extend my study by reading further in the Word.  I found plenty of support for Paul's premise and clearly have to admit I was wrong.  So today's admonition is the directive Paul gave to Timothy:  "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."  --2 Timothy 2:15

In the sixteenth chapter of The Acts of the Apostles we read that the Lord opened the heart of a woman named Lydia such that "she attended to the teachings of Paul."  Seems my heart has been likewise opened.

God is faithful

 Image:  Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Northport, Alabama


KC Bob said...

Life seems to an exercise in opening our hearts to people and ideas that we had once been closed to.

Jim Grey said...

May the Holy Spirit continue to speak to you as you wrestle with God's Word!

vanilla said...

KC Bob, seems that when ones heart is opened, so are his eyes.

Jim, yes!