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Wednesday, November 22

Daily Bible Reading

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Old Testament: Ezekiel 40:1 - 40:49

New Testament James 5:1 - 20

Psalms/Proverbs Psalm 130:1-8

Based on NIV Seasons of Reflection 365-Day Bible

Messages referring to the Bible Reading:

The Millennial Temple
When God Gets Angry At The Rich
When You're Being Oppressed
A Call To Prayer And Praise
Review: JAMES: The Activity Of Faith
FAITH AND REPENTANCE

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2 Comments:

  • At 11/22/2006 3:29 PM, Blogger Forgetful God said…

    I have a question that seems fairly important here...your blog seems to be devoted to God but it's not...it's devoted to the Bible. So here's my question...how can you ever hope to actually find "God" (which jesus himself said lies within) when you are constantly seeking the answers outside of yourself? Truly, to worship a book makes that book your own golden calf...your own false god, does it not?

    A Forgetful God

     
  • At 11/23/2006 4:38 AM, Blogger Danny Sutanto said…

    Thank you for your comment.

    Let me clarify that the blog is not about worshipping the Bible, although it provides daily Bible Reading.

    The Bible is all about Jesus Christ, from Genesis to Revelation -- in symbol, in story, in marvelous prophetic vision, in simple narrative account, in history, in poetry, in everything -it is all about Jesus Christ. He is the secret of the book. By reading the Bible we can know "the glorious riches of the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory."

    We get to know him through the pages of the Scriptures, interpreted to us by the Holy Spirit. We can't separate those two. The Bible without the Spirit leads to dullness and boredom, to a dead Christianity. The Spirit without the Bible leads to fanaticism and wildfire. We need both the Spirit and the Word. And we need the entire Bible: For instance, the story of man before the fall is necessary in order that we might know what God made man to be and what to expect in our relationship to him, i.e., what we are to be restored to. We need to know the story of the fall itself, to study it, to search out its secrets, in order that we may know the explanation of the strange reactions which arise within us, i.e., our present condition of fallen humanity. We need to know the Law in order to know in practical terms what God expects of us, and to recognize our guilt and our helplessness before him.

    In learning about him we discover that we learn about ourselves also. We discover our true nature as we see it reflected in him. We understand our problems and our reactions as we see his dealings with men. We find all our needs fully met in him.

    This is why Paul wrote to Timothy, in 2 Timothy 3:16-17: "All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work."

    May I encourage you to use this blog to listen to God's word daily.

    May I refer you to a good reference on what is the goal of the revelation as given in the Bible:
    http://www.raystedman.org/panorama/0188.html

     

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