February 20, 2018

Know the Context

“He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” – Luke 9:59-62 Don’t give up reading something that bothers you. I promise you, if you read the Bible, you’re going to find bits that annoy you. But you have to remember, it is a three thousand year old book, with a thousand years of context on three continents in three languages. So there is going to be stuff in there that either doesn’t make any sense, and that just

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