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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Then I took the little book out of the angel's hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.
~ Revelation 10:10 (NKJV)
The Bible has many difficult sayings. Some seem to be at odds with reason, some seem at odds with other portions of Scripture, and some simply defy us to apply them.
If you've been around this site even a little bit, you know how sweet I consider the words of the Bible. My heart leaps when the living Word speaks to me. But I'll admit that my stomach can likewise do a flip when God's Word issues a challenge such as Philippians 3:12-13 (NIrV):
I have not yet been made perfect.
But I move on ...
I forget what is behind me.
I push hard toward what is ahead of me.
How does one move on to grasp the impossible when one is not yet perfect enough to touch the reachable? How does one sufficiently forget and travel light—light enough to follow hard after Christ without falling out of step?
Anyone else care to share what difficult sayings you've run across in the Bible?
How great You are, our God. How small we are. How much we need You to understand, to reconcile, and to apply Your Word. Please give us such great love for you that we never grow weary in the effort.
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