Wednesday Word 2.01.2017

Matthew 5 

“You have heard that it was said…but I tell you that…”

We are all familiar with “old wives’ tales.”  “Don’t go out with wet hair, you’ll catch your death of cold.” If you do, then “feed a cold, starve a fever.”  Researchers have now debunked many of the sayings we grew up accepting as venerable truths.  Over time, we come to realize that there really is no substitute for going to the source.  For sound medical advice, go to the doctor.  For accurate scriptural references, go to The Bible.

There are so many things we think we know.  “God moves in mysterious ways.”  “Cleanliness is next to godliness.”  While these phrases may have their merits, they are not scriptures.  Sometimes we form ideas about what God wants for us, what he expects and wants from us, based on what we think The Bible says.  Is it possible that our assumptions about God can keep us apart or keep us stymied and away from the life he wants for us?  Is it possible that we can project our own guilt or fear into what the scriptures say?

“You have heard it said…” We hear a lot of things. Don’t believe everything you hear!  Go find out what Jesus has to tell you for yourself…something to pray about.

Your sister in Christ,