This weekend I led our son in a study about Noah. To my demise I realized that I’ve taught him many things and we have memorized many verses together but I’ve never taught him about Noah. Wow! In my standard thinking I assumed that by some miracle our son should already know about Noah. Maybe I fell into the ‘oh-so-common’ false thinking that he should have learned the story at church. Or maybe, unconsciously, I was seeing Noah’s story as so cliché because it is mentioned so much and taught so often to little children. It’s often times categorized as a Children’s Bible Story.
We are in troubled waters when we start to think that God can’t/won’t reveal new things to us through a story that we ‘think’ we know all about. We have to remember that the word of God is two-edge sword. It is living.
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
Do you read God’s word and run to it daily remembering that it is living and active?
Do you assume that you already know everything that there is to know about the Bible?
Is the Bible just a good book with nice quotes in it or is it the standard by which you live your life everyday?