Friday, May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

ERROR-PROOF  INTERPRETATIONS

 

I heard about a husband who told his wife that housework was woman’s work and that he would not do it unless she could find a Bible verse that commended such work to a man.  The wife prayed and began searching through her Bible.  Before long she came to him with a smile on her face and her Bible open to II Kings 21:13:  “God says,  ‘I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipes a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.’”  That husband picked up his dishcloth and headed for the kitchen.

 

Some scriptural passages tell us exactly what to do. But in other situations the Bible does not give such explicit answers.  Then we should ask questions like these:   What does love demand?  What course of action will do the most good?  What would Jesus do?

 

When these questions are asked prayerfully, God can make us almost error-proof.

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