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A Weekly Blurb from Pastor Marcus
The Bible is not a safe book to read. This is not to say that it is not a good book to read. It is to say that often our notion of "good" has more to do with not being disturbed than it does with deriving a real benefit from something. Hebrews 4 compares the word of God to a sword that pierces and cuts deep to expose us to God. It has been said that the Bible has rough edges, but I think it is more accurate to say that the Bible has sharp edges that feel rough when they are exposing our crookedness. This week we deal with one of those sharp edges. It is the story in Judges 3:7-31 of Othniel, Ehud and Shamgar, the first three judges described in this book. They are dealt with and portrayed very differently and their stories are meant to expose us and allow God to change us by cutting away what is not of Him. Ehud's story actually involves a double-edged sword and it is easy to miss the point in the fascinating details of his narrative. May our eyes be open and our ears be attentive this Sunday that we may be exposed and receive the healing that comes from standing before the God of light and life.