So, I have discovered that by reading the writings of others, you get to know their personality and their life. Blogging is a perfect example of this. In connection, I have begun to realize that the works of some authors in the Bible kinda have this blog-like similarity.
Paul, is the writer of thirteen books in the New Testament. I am focusing on a specific spot; Philippians 1:21-26.
“If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.”
It kinda makes me laugh, “I do not know!”…he’s ranting in a way; writing down his thoughts, to make clear his situation and to work it out in his mind.
I do this all the time! In mid-discussion with a person, I sometimes end up tripping over myself in thoughts, so I start ranting aloud, seeing what my brain will say about this certain topic. It’s the weirdest thing ever! I mean, I am usually good at thinking before speaking, but on certain subjects, I will be speechless unless I just let my brain flow; uncertain of what I’m about to hear myself say.
So, back to Paul. I think that just by the way he writes and if I lived in his time, I would be a great friend of his. He is such a wise and godly man, that I would probably ask if I could be his ‘water-girl’ or ‘scroll-holder’ or something silly like that, just so I could hear him speak.
Sometimes, I think we all forget that the authors of the books in the Bible, were really human. But, the way that Paul writes, makes me think I’m reading love notes, blogs, or a journal//diary of his. It’s so human; normal; fitting to this day in age.
No one wants to read anything that is perfect. Everything must have flaws-no book need be written without them.
Flaws are what make things closer to reality. The Bible is like an oxymoron; it’s a miraculous reality; immortal mortality; actual abstract; then but now.
It has all of these in it and it makes the Bible more interesting to read.
Hmm..just some random thought 🙂