"For us let it be enough to know ourselves to be in the place where God wants us, and carry on our work, even though it be no more than the work of an ant, infinitesimally small, and with unforeseeable results."
-- Abbé Monchanin
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The Bible Says . . .
People who say, "The Bible says it, I believe it, that settles it," are missing two essential affirmations.
"I understand it" and "I obey it."
It doesn't matter what we believe if we don't understand or if we misunderstand. Let's understand what we believe and understand it correctly. (It helps to acknowledge those things we don't understand. That's the first step toward understanding.)
Nothing is settled until we obey. "That settles it" is not a way to end an argument but a confirmation that obedience had been carried out.
Now, let's try to understand what we need to do.