Today's Scripture: "And see to it that you make them according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain." Ex 25:40
5671. Patterns are designed for the obedient, not the ignorant. JG
I regularly use Rudyard Kipling's words to discuss Bible study. "I keep six faithful serving men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who." These words fit perfectly in teaching understanding to someone. From the lawyer presenting his case to an educator in class to a technician doing his job. Apply these questions to anything and a foundation is established that can keep you on track.
In my opinion, this morning's Scripture supports Kipling's model. If we read anything and look for understanding, it should be interpreted with contextual facts aligned with an established biblical pattern. If the so called "facts" don't align with a biblical pattern, your foundation is weak and whatever you build upon it is subject to collapse. Knowing that, it is incumbent upon a person to know God's patterns. The three most important truths might be: 1) God rewards the weak who depend on Him and resists those who don't, 2) God exposes the wicked plan to failure and blesses the righteous ones based on His Word and 3) If your life is built upon anything but that, you and everything you touch is subject to ruin.
Your word, God, is not only perfectly rigid but flexible enough to encapsulate me.
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