Chapter-a-Day John 5

Relativity"You have your heads in your Bibles constantly because you think you’ll find eternal life there. But you miss the forest for the trees. These Scriptures are all about me! And here I am, standing right before you, and you aren’t willing to receive from me the life you say you want. John 5:39-40 (TM)

In the script of The Odd Couple that we’re currently producing for Union Street Players, there’s a trivia question that asks "What does the ‘c’ stand for in Einstein’s theory e=mc2?" I’ve known Einsteins theory of relativity since I was a child, but Wendy and I discussed the other day that neither of us have a clue what it really means.

Yesterday, while stuck in the Denver airport, I looked it up. I can now tell you that it’s about energy being equal to mass times the speed of light (velocity) squared. It tells you how much energy is in a piece of matter if that energy should/could be unleashed. I still don’t get it, but now I know what the "c" stands for.

There are a lot of people who know their Bibles backwards and forwards who still don’t get the Message. Even Satan knows the Bible cover to cover. He was quick to throw out quotes to Jesus (and twist their meaning) when he was tempting him.

The Bible is a necessary ingredient for spiritual growth and maturity, but simple knowledge of the Bible does not guarantee knowledge of God nor the things of God.

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day John 5”

  1. 8-9Jesus said, “Get up, take your bedroll, start walking.” The man was healed on the spot. He picked up his bedroll and walked off.
    9-10That day happened to be the Sabbath. The Jews stopped the healed man and said, “It’s the Sabbath. You can’t carry your bedroll around. It’s against the rules.”
    One of my challenges raising my kids is deciding how we will treat the Sabbath. I don’t like (and don’t think God intended)for so many of us to be like Laura Ingalls and sit in the formal room all day without moving. I also am not sure that He desires us to chase our kids to soccer and basketball games all Sunday at the expense of worship. So where is the happy medium? Again, it is less what others think and more what God would desire. As I read scripture, I feel there is something in-between the extremes I mentioned. Sunday is a day for worship, but God’s Kingdom does not sit idle. I need to filter my Sunday activities to build kingdom work. Am I doing that?

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