This post comes from a young man that you might want to consider following. I thought this one was especially good.
I think we do ourselves a disservice by ignoring the details in a Bible story and just jumping to the ‘point’ or the message or the truth of the tale. The purpose of the story is always important but the details revealed in Scripture are not merely inserted to make the reader feel like they are a part of the story. Or to help flesh out characters or location. Details in Scripture are recorded with purpose. Sometimes details are shared to open the door to reveal additional truth, a truth that agrees or coincides with the larger truth of Scripture. Too often these truths are lost, and I think that this is detrimental to the church and their well-being.
Why don’t we mine for these truths? Why not give these small gems the time and effort they deserve? Take for example the story of Jesus walking on the water.
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