How do you read a book as big and deep as the Bible? When asked that question in an interview, New Testament scholar N.T. Wright answered “Frequently and thoroughly.” How can you apply that to your Bible reading?
“‘For he [the Lord] does not afflict or grieve the children of men from his heart.’ Though God sometimes hurts me, the hurting is not the desire of his heart. The hurt turns out to be necessary for my heart, though I don’t usually see the necessity of the affliction until the affliction has become a memory with no sting in it…” Read more in Jack Deere’s new post, “Two Scriptures I Rely On When Life Hurts.” bit.ly/2HDKibO
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This is what God the Lord says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it Isaiah 42:5 (NIV)
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And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. -2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)
STUDY THIS: Paul addresses the question of the collection of money for the distressed believers in Jerusalem, which the Corinthians had started but not completed. (Taken from the NIV Study Bible Notes) ---Sign up here: fal.cn/4lH6 for BibleGateway Plus to get access to more Study Bible Notes! ...