Thursday, September 09, 2021

Bonhoeffer: the word stands

Thursday, September 9, 2021
    For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
    —Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)
    Do not try to make the Bible relevant. Its relevance is axiomatic... Do not defend God’s word, but testify to it... Trust to the Word. It is a ship loaded to the very limits of her capacity.
    ... Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), Dietrich Bonhoeffer: a biography, Eberhard Bethge, Fortress Press, 2000, p. 442 (see the book)
    See also Heb. 4:12; Amos 8:11-14; Luke 11:28; John 5:39-40; Eph. 6:17; 2 Tim. 2:15; 3:14-17; 2 Pet. 3:15-16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your church is thankful for the riches of Your word.
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