“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
- Hebrews 4:12-13
“But when I read the Bible I get confused.” As a pastor I hear this quite a bit and it always concerns me, but I’m never surprised - mainly because I relate to the confusion. I’ve been reading the Bible my entire life and I still find myself confused at times. Also, I’ve tried to read books from other faiths/churches/religions and it’s hard to figure out what I’m reading. So I get it, this isn’t the most straight forward book in the world.
And yet I believe without a shadow of doubt that his book is the primary way that God speaks to us (humans -the focus of His creation) today. Now if there is any truth to what I believe then trying to understand this book is very, very important.