Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Occasional details: What matters?

Part of a small series about how the Gospel changes everything (2 Timothy 3:17 & 2 Peter 1:3). 1. Ethics. 2. Purpose 3. Patterns  4. Pictures 5. Boundaries 6. Occasional Details

The Bible is also a very practical document, Jerusalem is an ancient city located on the Judean plateau inland from the Sea. Or in another example Proverbs advises against overstaying your welcome when visiting a friend. Not only do these details matter by themselves, why did God pick them and not others but they also show us that God is concerned with the individual details of our lives. The schematics of a new skyscraper, have a divine origin. This isn’t to justify obsessive compulsive behaviour, because the Bible skips details at some weird moments. Our job is to delight in the details while simultaneously figuring out which ones to concentrate on and which ones to ignore.

[Western Wall, Jerusalem]