March 16, 2023

Thursday – Letters

Reading – Romans 11

Highlight Verse:

“Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭11‬:‭33‬ ‭NLT‬‬

This is honestly how I feel after reading some chapters.

Almost this whole chapter dealt with the role of 1st Century Israelites in the salvation of the Gentiles. It was confusing especially since I know very little about 1st Century Israelites.

After reading through the Bible many times and doing many classes and studies, I know the Bible quite well. I dare say that my theology is rather thorough and reasonably accurate to the Bible.

That said, with all the many different theological opinions out there, I am sure, when I get to heaven, I’ll find out that I was dead wrong about something. We most likely all will.

For that reason, I do two things.

First, I go into these daily readings and studies with an open mind, allowing the Holy Spirit to speak correction to my mind when I see that I had something wrong.

Second, I give a lot of latitude for differences of opinion about what a scripture means. I go by the old saying “In the essentials – unity. In the non-essentials – diversity.”

Salvation by grace through acceptance of the sacrifice of Jesus alone, and the God breathed authority of Scripture are two things I consider essential.

Everything else – let’s talk about it.

Is there anything that you believed for a long time and then found to be wrong?
Is there anything else you would add to the essentials list?

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