Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Bible

The Bible can be so strange sometimes.  Take this for example:
"In those days, and even afterward, giants [Nephilim] lived on the earth, for whenever the sons of God had intercourse with human women, they gave birth to children who became the heroes mentioned in legends of old."
Genesis 6:4 (NLT)

Whaaaat??

And what about this:
"And God said, "Let there be space between the waters, to separate water from water." And so it was. God made this space to separate the waters above from the waters below. And God called the space "sky." This happened on the second day."
Genesis 1:6-8 (NLT)

So...there are waters above earth?  That the sky separates?

And yet, in Ephesians 6:10-17 as the whole armor of God is explained...it says in verse 17:
"Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."

So all these words of God (which make up our Bible) is our sword?

Out of all the parts of the armor of God, they all are defense weapons, and the sword is the only offensive weapon.  So for us to fight, we need the Bible.  We need God's words.  Yes there are strange parts, but I guess we can't dwell on the parts that don't make sense.  God will provide understanding when we need it, and it all means we need to trust Him.