Notable Noted Bibles
Many things in my life are ironic. My father was a missionary but I became a computer scientist. My college buddies studied to be pilots and with much teasing about putting them out of a job my first job after college was a gig working on auto-pilot and navigation systems. The list goes on.
But these days the most interesting irony is that having grow up around Bibles I am finding myself wanting desperately to let them go. They have treated me well. I enjoy studying them. I also enjoy highly specialized studies which require long personal journeys such as tapping into the original languages and exploring various word studies. Devotional type studies were not bad for a while but I have lost my taste for that approach because it seems that we are over saturated with these devotionals. They just don't cut it for a lot of people I encounter and that affects my taste.
I must assure you that I don't entertain this concept of dropping the Book lightly. I do really want to deep dive into another phase of personal faith. I think it will go something like the following.
- Read the Bible through one more time.
- No Sabbath/Lord's Day. Live like every day is the same. According to Paul that is a right of mine and I've already been doing this for a couple years now.
- Know the work of the Lord is simply to believe the one who was sent.
- Know the Sum of The Law is the Golden Rule and therefor I don't have to carry around the Torah nor keep it in my glove compartment.
- Know that my new bookshelf will be in the heart- that is where God will do the teaching.
- Invisible and silently Worship God in Spirit and in Truth which is not going to make the local pharisees happy.
- And finally don't teach these key simple truths to any young people, God forbid!! (sarcasm). Well, if they finish reading Gary DeMar's upcoming new study commentary Bible then maybe, just maybe.
So, goodbye Bible. As soon as I can read you one more time you're out of here!! This also means I'll finally have to get rid of that Bible which my ex-girlfriend gave me.
PS: The final irony is that I have spent a lot of hours building personal bible study software but I don't even feel like using it to provide links to verses in relation to the above points. Ahh, Summer! Time to be outside and not squinting at some Brand X Bible's small fine print.