Monday, July 27, 2015
balance is important
So balance is important in all parts of life. It's especially important when you're reading books, and especially the Bible. There are parts of the Bible that say one thing, and if you read just that one part and build your thinking on just that one part, you're going to be unbalanced. But if you read the WHOLE Bible, and see the parts that balance the first, you get the whole picture. And it's true with other books, too. The more widely read you are, the more balanced your world view will be.
So today when Paul says "How can they believe unless they hear? And how can they hear unless they're told?" and so forth... many people say "There's no way that people can be saved unless Christians go tell them about the Gospel". But... have we forgotten what Paul said in this same book toward the beginning? He said that everyone is without excuse because creation itself tells us that God is there. So, it's important to share the goodness that God has put in our lives. But that's not to say that God can't save whomever He wants. Of course He can.
God, help me to find balance in my life, and in my reading of books that bring wisdom into my life.