Pastor Scott Kennedy
Getting the Most Out of “Those” Passages of the Bible
Sometimes, when reading through Scripture, certain passages are tough to read and to make it through them. Sometimes, we may find it difficult to get a blessing out of a passage. Maybe our time in the Word seems dry. Maybe we find ourselves in the middle of a passage that is totally confusing or seemingly irrelevant to our current lives. I confess! Some are harder than others. So, what do we do? How do we navigate those Scriptures? I have found that the best thing to do when reading through those areas of Scripture is to look for golden nuggets.
That is not to say that some passages are more useful than others. Remember that ALL of Scripture is useful (2 Timothy 3:16). However, some truths may be more readily relevant to our current situations. At the same time, other passages require a little more digging to uncover the golden nugget. Take for example the instructions for the Day of Atonement in Leviticus 16-17. What did Jesus do for us on the cross? He atoned for our sin. Look at the scapegoat in Lev. 16:22. Aaron, the high priest, imputed the sin of the nation of Israel onto the scapegoat. The scapegoat bore the sins of the entire nation, then was led into the wilderness. Isn’t that what Jesus did for us? Yes, God laid on Him our sin. Jesus bore our sin on the cross. Jesus atoned for our sin. Ah! Did you see it? There’s a golden nugget.
Announcements for Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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