Thursday, November 12, 2020

November 12

The more I study God’s word, the more I realize that much of it has meaning hidden in plain sight. Some of It is narrative to give us the history and truth; some of it is discourse to provide us with ideas, concepts, doctrine, or facts; some poetry to express emotions, and some prophecy to reveal or uncover symbolism. All of this rolled into one book. But that’s not all! The closer you get to God, the more he tells you. It is unlike any other book. The Bible is the one book you read where you think you know how the story goes, but because of its divine nature, God will open your eyes to more each time you read it. 

I’ve just started the Book of Luke, and could barely get past the first paragraph because he begins by mentioning who he is writing to, Theophilus. Is Theophilus a real person, or could it be a term for those who are a friend of God -  which is what Theophilus means? It makes me wonder if we should call one another Theophilus rather than Christian! It would undoubtedly throw left-leaning people into a tizzy, wouldn’t it? My point today is for you to read your Bible, but not just once; read it often and repeat. The more you read with the Holy Spirit's assistance, the more you will learn about God, which is the point of studying it. Reveal God, and he will transform your life.

it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught. Luke 1:3-4

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