Taking Things Literally

Most of the time, I am a literal person. I take people at their word. I make jokes of street signs, such as “Slow Children at play”. Why would anyone call a child slow and then point out that slow children are playing?

Another is the lack of correct punctuation, which I know I am horribly guilty of. An example, “let’s eat Mom” instead of “let’s eat, Mom.” I am thankful my daughters did not say the first, I know I would be a gristly piece to eat.

I say the above in jest, except for being horrible at punctuation. There is one area that I truly am literal. I am literal when reading my Bible. I know what I am reading is truth. I know the words are from God given through Holy Spirit to men.

I have no qualms believing the words I read daily.  All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,” 2 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV) These words have helped me through the years, given me strength, encouragement, and set me on right paths when I was straying in a different direction.

One of my favorite scriptures that I believe and am waiting to see more proof of in my life is John 13:12 ““I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.” (NLT)

Jesus has gone to the Father. With faith and courage we can do greater things now. I know there are countless promises of God in His Word. Each one is for us. God does not deceive. He does not waver. What He says He will do, He will do. He is not like man who will say something, forget about it, let it slip our mind and not do something. God is a great God. He will do as He promises in His word.

Today, let’s be literal. Let’s look at the Bible and believe what it says.

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