It’s Just A Simple Book
August 23, 2012 by Kat
Preacher man: “Jesus I went out and I bought three word help books, Vines Expository and the like…they cost me $50 each. I studied them diligently to make sure exactly what You meant about everything. I know you are pleased with me.
“Jesus: “it’s just a simple book. Holy Spirit, Father, and I, made sure that a seventh grader could understand it. Or someone with no money who couldn’t afford those word helps. Pure hearts receive it and obey it. Other people try to study it into what they want it to say.
What if your grandmother wrote you a letter from Germany. It was in German, and when you got it in the mail, you got your friend who was fluent in German to translate it for you. Would you be relatively happy with that translation and overjoyed to hear what your Grandmother had to say to you? But just in case you weren’t quite sure, what if you brought in 24 different translators all fluent in German, and with different dialects and from different parts of Germany…and all of them together agreed on the very best translation for you. Then would you be happy with that translation, or would you have to buy your own book of German, to try to explain away that one line that was really bugging you? (because surely Grandma couldn’t have meant that you couldn’t ACTUALLY stay out late with the ladies without running into bad consequences).
It’s just a simple book. Kind of like a fairy tale really. In fact all of the fairy tales you have ever read are rooted in it. A good girl does what is right against all odds, gets ridiculed and treated badly, but she is kind, and compassionate, and extremely heroic in the face of danger, and ultimately the Prince takes notice and marries her. She becomes royalty. It’s just a simple book. The ultimate fairy tale to those who are pure at heart and for those who can……..but……..believe…..”
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” ~ John 16: 13-15