A number of years ago I decided to read through the entire Bible during the summer months. More clearly than ever before I could see that the Bible was not simply a collection of stories, but rather a comprehensive guide to daily living. In the Bible everything fits together, from Genesis to Revelation. At times it all seems so clear and easy to understand. Other times when I look closely at a passage things cease to be clear.
Over theyears I have discovered that passages of scripture which seemed clear from a distance are not so clear when I study them more fully. At times it would seem that the harder I look, the more difficult it becomes to understand. Has that ever happened to you? It's not always easy to understand God's Word is it? I find that understanding God's Word isn't the only tough part... the really tough part is applying what God has said to my daily life. [read more]