Monday, January 28, 2013

The Interpreter

As much as it is used for communication, email can be a poor vehicle for the tranmission of thoughts, ideas and especially emotions.  Even with the use of emoticons, it is almost impossible for email to appropriately reflect the inflections that human voice gives to thoughts.

I can't tell you how many times I have carefully worded an email at work, trying to convey exactly the right thought and sentiment, only to receive a handful of replies which indicated I was totally and completely misunderstood.  Trying to further explain oneself in the electronic media sometimes seems hopeless. . .you need a voice.

"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned," (1 Corinthians 2:14).

The Bible is sort of like our email.  It cannot easily be understood...the intents of the author cannot easily be discerned without an interpreter.   This is precisely why so many who do not know the Lord have so much trouble with the words contained within it's pages.  But thankfully, as it has often been said, the Bible is the only book that comes with it's Author.  The Holy Spirit resides within our spirits to "teach you all things."

I look forward to one day hearing the Apostle Paul read aloud the book of Romans, or to hear King David sing many of the Psalms he has written.  One day the writer of the book of Hebrews will be revealed.  But the truth of the matter is this, we have the greatest interpreter of Word of God living inside us because, as Christians, we have the Living Word Of God living inside of us. 
The written Word of God in our hands and the Living Word of God in our hearts.  We have been blessed indeed.

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