House Church Talk - Re: Annotated Bible Recommendation

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Wed May 12 08:51:13 EDT 2004

> I've had a Ryrie Study Bible for over 20 years but more and more, I'm leaning away from any kind of helps. Don't get me wrong, I have a Strongs, Vines and so forth, but they are separate books that I refer to only when I believe the Lord is leading me to dig deeper. Our walk with Christ is about a relationship and it's too easy to slide into learning about God with notes, cross references, helps, maps, etc. The more important question is what is God revealing to you in scripture, not what has He revealed to others. It's all about a relationship. 
> Romans 10:17 says, "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ." 
> That word of Christ is the spoken, revealed word of Christ <rhema>, not the written word of Christ <logos>. Our focus in reading the written word of Christ should be to hear the spoken word of Christ to us in it.
> Just my two cents,
> SeanK

Thank you for expressing these thoughts, SeanK - this is my perspective today also.  Knowledge puffeth up rings similar to what you say here.  Read, enjoy, get to know God of the Bible.  A nice love letter needs no other helps to understand what is there to be understood.  God is love.  Let the Bible be a nice looooong love letter - only better.
DanG ChicagoArea

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