Sunday, August 4, 2002

2 Timothy 4:4

"And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
2 Timothy 4:4

It's funny how differently scriptures can strike you at different times.  Sometimes we look at scriptures from an outsider point of view... saying, yes... that is definitely a problem in the world, or *Wow* does my neighbor have THAT problem... things like that. :)  But then sometimes I think that the scriptures hit us on a personal level and crawl under our skin... and we look at something and say... that is me.  I think that is when we learn the most from the scriptures, when we see the application in our lives directly... when it helps us to see the problem, and then leads us to solve it.  It is tough to learn how to overcome problems that we haven't recognized in ourselves, or to change things about ourselves that we won't admit are impediments to progress.  We like to turn to fiction because we can always make ourselves the hero of the story, and we don't have to admit fault... but sometimes the truth is that we are at fault, and we need to change our ways.  Let's try to recognize those times and not get so wrapped up in our fictionalizing that we can't see the truth.

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