When looking at the ancient writings which form the Kitvei HaKodesh we may notice how the Bore allows us to have a look into His Mind.
The world shall have to recognise that there is a Source of beginning and life, or a divine Cause for everything. The divine Source is the only One Who can create out of nothing whilst man has always to use something which is already existing to come to a new creation.
To the world Words were given, notated by Moshe and his offspring, which are useful for us today, like they were useful in the past and shall be in the future; to to pay attention to, to listen to what Adonai the Most High Elohim says and to obey His mitzvot and laws, so that we shall be able to bear the right fruits and shall be able to live with the hope of His promises.
Willing to communicate with mankind the Elohim giving them His Torah shot his arrows at mankind [y-r-h, "to shoot (an arrow),"] and gave them a first teacher or instructor of God's Laws, hence also often called Torat Moshe. Moshe not writing down a Fable or Fairy tale, but bringing a real life story of man or history of the peoples in an easy way to remember.
The Divine Creator provided the greatest tool to learn what we should know, to make the best of our life, with His infallible Word, collected in 66 books, whereby 25% of the text is focussing on a Mashiach or Messiah, a Saviour for all mankind. For some people it may look an arcane language of ancient times not useful any more for our contemporary world. The written collection of order, instruction, or guide, issued by an authority much higher than any living being on this earth, may for many be not easily understood, abstruse or obscure, because they just not want to listen to the words like they are written down but prefer to listen to human doctrines which may confuse lots of people and bring a lot of false teachings into the world. The Bible is not at all arcane, requiring secret knowledge to be understood. One does not have to have a degree in theology to come to understand God's Word. To get to understand it and to get wisdom one needs to read it regularly and has to study those words given by the Most High, giving more attention to them than to words of so called theologians who prefer to hold on to human doctrines instead of Biblical doctrines.
The world received written words from the Ruach haKodesh, to be taught and to receive encouragement of the Tanakh and presenting prophesies so that we might patiently hold on to a hope entrusted by the Most High Elohim, so that we may be fully equipped for every good work.
In ancient times on market days and the days people where free, they came together to listen to the reading of the Torah. Today any day could be used to come together to listen to the reading of the Holy Scriptures. Written and oral material was brought from one generation into an other and formed the base for the construction of many communities or religious groups and denominations.
The Bible is not only the best sold book in the world, it is also the book which gives the best advice, but that is something man does not like to accept from Some One or Some Thing he cannot see or touch, though if man would be willing enough to hear and feel, he could feel the presence of the Most High and feel His Guidance. Until today lots of people have been rebellious against God and it is that rebellion which made it so difficult for mankind. When more people would follow the teachings of the Holy Scriptures we would have a much better world.
To have words come deeper in you, when you read them a next time, you also for studying the Bible best can make use of handy tools like Bible markers and Bible concordances.
People would be surprised to learn it does not take so much time to go through the Bible once a year. Different Bible reading plans may be of help when you yourself do not have the perseverance.
The many ancient books brought together as one unit are still relevant today. They are the best teaching tool and self-help book for life we can have. We only have to find a way to make time and to find a good way to read the Bible regularly, so that we can transform ourselves in the right way filled with positive expectations. For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Growing and getting knowledge demands time. With the Bible, the Bestseller of all times we have the best guidebook for our life. We must take time to read and study it, getting to know why everything is this way, what to do and how to build up our life, in the most successful way.
When going to read and trying to study the bible it is best to make a plan beforehand, with the knowledge that it is not so useful to just read the book in one go once in a lifetime. It is a library of 66 books which demands repetitive reading, not confusing or taking additional human notes as being part of God's Words.
Though even the Bible speaking in an ancient Voice the Most High Creator took care that His Words would spread all over the world and would reach the many different peoples in a language they can understand.
To be careful and to remember
John Walton writes
God … adopted the language of the culture to communicate in terms they understood.
or “we could say incarnated Himself” writes who regularly preaches at Bethany Community Church. With that incarnation he probably does mean something different than what we would understand by bringing life into His Word. Naturally we do know the Almighty never incarnated into something or some one. But what God provided, was that God His Word came to the people
“in the language of the culture to communicate in terms they understood.”
or, as John Walton puts it,
“[The Bible’s] message transcends the culture in which it originated, but the form in which the message was imbedded was fully permeated by the ancient culture.”
We should believe the Bible is authoritative, and we should take the words of those 66 different books as containing all the necessary.
We may never forget that
We need to be open to letting the Bible speak in its own voice, not in ours.
This is so often forgotten by lots of people, who prefer to take all those added notes by theologians as more telling than the words in the bible text itself.
When reading the Bible we should know that we have God’s Word in our hands and that we should open our ears to what He is saying. We should be humble enough not to think human beings who went to a theological college would know it better than Him. Reading the Bible is a way of hearing God’s word when we are prepared to have our ears and eyes open for what the Most High wants to tell and show us.
We do have to allow Scripture to guide us on what to do and how to serve the Most High. Whatever happens and whenever in our life we can turn to the Bible. In times of sadness, joy, worry or bereavement there is He Who wants to talk to us. It is up to us to be willing to hear what God has to say.
Being humble with our interpretations, because we aren’t perfect, we always should remember that god’s Word is perfect and does not need any adding by human beings.
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Today, in a short blog post, we are going to try to dive pretty deep theologically and philosophically. I want to begin with a quote from a pretty well-known Biblical scholar at Wheaton, named John Walton, who apparently Larry went to school with, which makes me quite jealous.
Walton writes this, “We must notice that when God wanted to talk to the Israelites about their intellect, emotions, and will, he did not revise their ideas of physiology and feel compelled to reveal the function of the brain. Instead, he adopted the language of the culture to communicate in terms they understood.”
For me, that last line is incredibly important… “[God] adopted” – or we could say incarnated Himself – “in the language of the culture to communicate in terms they understood.” What this means is that the message of the Bible is imbedded and formed by the ancient cultures of…
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