Why do we wander (go in circles) when we are blindfolded? Why can’t we walk or drive a straight line when we don’t have a reference point?
A recent video by NPR looks back at several studies that have been done on this very question.
Is the soul also inclined to wander when it does not let its Creator be its ultimate reference point?
In our Trinity Career Group Sunday Bible class we talked last week about a couple of key ideas to have in mind as we get into the Book of Ecclesiastes.
I have suggested that we need to…
– how can a text in Scripture become MEANINGFUL to me?
– what are the basics for studying a BOOK of the Bible?
Thots on the first question, “how can a text of Scripture become meaningful to me?”
I mentioned a few weeks ago how I went through a period (a couple of years) when I would open my Bible to read and it felt like I was staring at a stone. The warmth that I had sensed previously wasn’t there. What was wrong?
“I am a Christian. This isn’t supposed to happen to someone who is a child of God. Am I actually lost?”
The fact that I was having this struggle was a double burden for me since I knew I was a Christian AND I had gone to grad school to learn Scripture. They taught us the basic skills for interpreting a text of Scripture. I was teaching Sunday School nearly every week so I had a worthy purpose to be digging into God’s Word. But, for some reason the Bible didn’t feel real – not as real as I wanted it to be or not as real I had felt it was to others.
So, I prayed to the Author about this problem. He answered my prayer in a simple way. I figured the answer to my problem would be something unusual that I hadn’t noticed or something almost “divinely magical.” Instead, the answer was something simple – just plain simple – lovely, splendid, awesome, but magically simple.
The rest of the story next time