Thursday, 10 April 2014

The man behind the script (how to use scripture)

Romans 15:4

Now first and foremost I will apologise for not blogging the past 2 weeks. Unfortunately even as the lord servant we are not immune to illnesses (which is a shame, I would really love that)

But!!! This week I'm up and running so here is the new blog.

The idea behind today's blog is films in theatres. Just think about all the films that you have seen in the past; the good ones, the bad ones, and the just plain awful ones. What made the difference between them? Was it that actors didn't do a very good job? was it that the camera was shaky at times? Or was it maybe that it took forever to get the story going?

Each of these different films started out as the same thing. There would be a single person or a group of people coming together to write a script. It usually takes a long time and a lot of writing and re-writing for the authors to make the script give exactly what they want it to give to the audience. Then after they have perfected the script they give it to someone to direct the film. 

Can you imagine how a scriptwriter would feel to have put his work in the hands of someone, only to have them only half heartedly start filming it. That poor writer would be destroyed, all his work and effort, all that he had tried to achieve would have been lost, because the person reading his script too it lightly. 

Here comes the comparison. How much work did Jesus Christ put in to give us the scriptures we have? Do we give it the respect and credit that's it's due, or are we like the half-hearted film director, liking what we see and giving it an attempt but not putting our heart into it. Christ gave more than just his time and his words while he was on the earth, He gave is life and told us how to use that to help us in our own personal lives. This is what the scriptures are all about. The least that we can do for him is put our heart into studying what he has given us.

one day I hope my scriptures look something like this

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