Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Opus 2022-283: Some Days

Just as a reminder let me share again that each morning I read the chapter of Proverbs matching the day of the month, a chapter in Psalms which takes me through every five months and an undetermined amount as I read through the Bible in a constant cycle.  

I have noticed that there are a good number of chapters that I could probably skip and not feel I had missed anything.  I expect that in the book of Numbers but I have also noticed it in the Psalms.  There are other places where the lessons are important but not burning issues for me.  Usually in the three places I am reading something will reach out and say, “Hey, listen up!”

In spite of that, my point is don’t get too worried if reading a lament of David in Psalms does not set your heart on fire or reading some of the trick questions that the Pharisees through at Jesus doesn’t ring you bell.  It happens.  It doesn’t mean that there nothing worth reading.  It could be that you are in a section that most people skip.  It could be that your brain is like a day old coke, lost its fizz.  Keep at it.

There is a benefit in getting the big picture of what is in the Bible.  Read with your mind engaged and you will see connections and find that you don’t need a fancy commentary to understand.

homo unius libri

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.