Thursday - July 14, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
Are you a conspiracy theorist? Do you think that the government has a massive cover up on Area 51, the Kennedy assassination, or the moon landing? There are those like Mulder and Scully that believe “ the truth is out there, “but the “man” ( whoever that may be), is covering it up because we could not handle the truth. You know that the Bible is real, because if it wasn’t someone would have found a way to hide or cover up those skeletons in the closets that fill the lineage of Jesus Christ. Did you know that in the genealogy of Jesus we have a woman who was simply referred to as “Rahab the Harlot”? There is also Judah, a man who slept with his own daughter-in-law, thinking she was a prostitute. Then there is that whole adultery/murder scandal with David and Bathsheba. If the Bible were a man-made document someone would have found a way to keep these stories out of the Bible. God allows them in, but why? First of all, God has nothing to hide. Maybe God wanted His story to be our story and the only way that could happen is if His story was relatable. We have all heard the term “dysfunctional family,” but in reality all of our families are dysfunctional. They are dysfunctional because they are all operating in a world of sin. We are all made up of imperfect people, who make up imperfect families, who make up imperfect churches, who make up an imperfect world. The good news is that we have a Perfect Heavenly Father whose love “perfects us” (1 John 4.16-18). Think of all of the imperfections in your life. That leaves us without and excuse doesn’t it?