January 21, 2021

Bob Maas
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.”
Psalm 119:105
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Bible has been a lamp to guide me in the way the Lord wants me to live. As a young Christian I only studied passages that were easy for me to understand. There were some portions of Scripture that seemed to be in conflict with other parts and that troubled me. I am grateful that He led me to a group of people who emphasized memorizing Scripture. It was challenging but it turned out to be one of the wisest decisions I made as a follower of Jesus Christ. As I listened to sincere and intelligent theologians reach different conclusions about Scripture it became evident to me that I simply needed to trust God. I am grateful that He continued to bring people into my life that helped me to see that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. In those circumstances where I am not absolutely certain about a theological doctrine, I can be confident that He is always faithful to His Word. I pray that He will continue to give me childlike faith to believe Him in every situation.