Thursday, July 01, 2010

Love This

I have been so hungry for the Bible lately. Normally, there's a stack of books next to my bed that I'm reading. I decided to replace all those distractions with the Bible and read it at night instead.

I should say, however, that my hunger was sparked by a book series written by Lynn Austin, one of my favorite authors. She wrote a series of 5 books that chronicle the reign of King Hezekiah and his son Manasseh after him. I LOVE this series because it made me realize the Bible is not a collection of stories - these are real people who really lived. These are people who struggled with faith and trust just as much as I do and under far worse circumstances (surrounded by the Assyrian army, anyone?). Everyone around them was telling them how foolish it was to trust in an invisible God and not their own strength and abilities. Or, in the case of Manasseh, they would take the words of God and twist them to suit their own purposes.

Sound familiar?

The more I read the Bible, the more this quote rings true.

I know it's not Tuesday, but I hope you enjoy it anyway!


agable said...

I have also had a hunger for the Bible lately. I am especially hungry for scripture that teaches on how to love God with your mind. I have been studying how to get my thoughts in line with God's word.
Oh, and yes, I can get you that print for your fridge :)
Have a lovely day!

Jessica Leigh said...

Love Tim Keller!
I've been reading straight through my Bible like you suggested a while back. Just made it through Genesis this week. It's been exciting, and I've loved discovering God's Grace through stories like the Fall!


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