Friday, March 02, 2007

Mirror For Our Lives

The Bible is a user's manual
I am the Lord your God, the One who wants to teach you for your own good and direct you in the way you should go (Isaiah 48:17).

Why does God need so many words to tell us how to live? Well, if He would have simply said: "Be good," how would we know what being good meant? It would be the same thing as telling a teenager to "be careful." Be careful with what or whom or where? We are supposed to explain what the dangers are. God shows us through different stories, prophecies and parables in the Bible what dangers we may encounter when we do not live according to His guidelines. The history of the people of Israel is the mirror for our lives.
The Bible wouldn't be attractive to anyone if God only talked about about dangers, that is why He promises blessings too! When God speaks about respecting parents and treating children well, He promises to bless us with a long life!

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