Fresh Bread

breadI am a big fan of carbohydrates. I love going to a restaurant where they bring out fresh bread to be enjoyed before your entree arrives. I also love it when my wife bakes up fresh rolls (or garlic knots, not dropping any hints, but…) to go with dinner.

In the Wednesday night Bible Study at CCH, we have been studying the parables of Jesus. In the section we looked at last night, it concluded with this verse:

He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.” (Matthew 13:52)

This verse is a constant reminder to us that we must continually be going back to God’s Word for fresh understanding and new insight. Many books that we read, we only read once, collect dust on the shelves. If it is a really good book, it may get passed around or even read a second time.

The Bible though is not like other books. It many ways it is a living document, not one that changes over time, because of its ability to breath life into us and for us to continually gain new insights from the same words. I don’t always see new things everytime I read a passage, but there are many times (due to life experience, current situation or from the insights of others) new things are seen or old things brought into greater light.

We need more fresh bread in our churches and less reheated platitudes. Do your homework. Do the hard work of study. The time put into pursuing God through His Word will produce the love of God in us.


~ by mikefoster on September 5, 2013.

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