Friday, September 21, 2007

You mean peanut butter isn't green?

"Rightly dividing" and "correctly handling" the word of truth has been a subject I've been dwelling upon a lot lately. There's been a great conversation over at Grace in Flood on this, and I've posted here a few times on this in the past few weeks. In the comments at Grace in Flood, a newsletter article from Grace for the Heart was shared, and I wanted to share it here (click link below). In short, the basis of the article is that if you go into something with a preconceived notion, you'll interpret everything else according to your preconceived notion. It's a great article, and there are lots of other goodies there too for anyone who wants to be established in grace.

Newsletter Article: "P is for Perspective."


  1. Green peanut butter, ehh! It's so true that everything is colored by our perspective. It is a blessing to be able to read the Bible from the perspective of grace.

    Another area of my life that has been colored by perspective, is being able to see the hand of God in even the minutest areas of my life. Believing that absolutely nothing happens to me apart from God has been a real blessing. That perspective colors your world and allows you to see God in everything, even in difficult circumstances and dealing with difficult people. It's 50/20 vision.

    "As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good..." Genesis 50:20

    I hope to be blogging about this soon...Lord willing.

  2. Thank you for reminding us of this wonderful truth, Gary. I look forward to your post. Seeing and knowing God in everything is such a difficult concept to wrap the brain around, and yet it's so true. In Him we live and move and have our being. Christ is our life. "He's got the whole world in His hands." :)

  3. I just read the article on counting the cost of discipleship...Amazing!! Thanks for the link, Joel.

    Viewing those passages through grace, just allows them to fall right into place. People preach passages like that under law and it makes absolutely no sense in view of the gospel. The gospel is all about grace.. That's why it's good news. If law were the good news then people under the Old Covenant already had it.

  4. Yip, It's like eating peanut butter and trying to convince yourself that it is lobster. Pucky

  5. I've enjoyed reading the many articles there, and browsing through all the resources there. A lot of great stuff! Indeed I'm thankful for "grace eyes" to help understand the good news when the 'face value' of certain scriptures doesn't seem to be good news. We often have to dig deeper into the vast sea of grace to understand many passages.

    Pucky... yes we need to be very careful that we don't confuse our lobsters and our peanut butter... it might make things a little sticky... ;)