Tuesday, 20 June 2006

In the scary scary old testament today

So when reading the bible (for those just joining us, this is a painfully rare occurance, so don't start thinking I'm super holy or something) in the brief moments before leaving for work, I got to verse 17 of Isaiah 32 which says: "The fruit of righteousness will be peace, the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence for ever."

It got me thinking, "is that me? Can I relate to that?" and the simple answer is "sometimes".
The effect 24/7 had on me was that I was praying alot and reading the bible alot, now, I don't claim to be particularly knowledgble in things like "what is righteousness?" but I can poke a guess at how to get there. It seems quite clear to me, if I read the bible and pray and actually make an attempt at having a relationship with God, his traites will rub off on me, righteousness is one of them.

Now, going back to saturday and the week I had running up to that, I don't think I actually read the bible or had a chat with God at all. I think it was for of me thinking "I have been reading my bible, yay!" but being so caught up in that, that I didn't actually read it at all. (I'm not really very bright either.) I can remember a chat I had with Phil and he said how be could could pretty much plot a graph showing how his relationship with God tracked how much he read his bible.

Now forward a bit to saturday evening, where I find myself deceving someone who I promised I would be transparent with, you kinda need to ask "whats up!?" I'm in no way palming off the responsiblity of that I did and going down the whole "the devil made me!" route, however, as I said in one of my other posts, how I am as I person, how I think and act is very much effected by how much time I spend with God.

What I'm getting from that verse is this: Meeting with God stops Dave being a dumbarse, great huh!?
The second verse I picked up on this morning sums it up brilliantly, Isaiah 33 v 6 "He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowlege; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure."

Good stuff.

1 comment:

sparkles said...

someone once said to me that everytime they had a really bad or low week, they'd look back and realise that they hadn't picked up the Bible or spoken to God once...