My Featured Blogger this week is Belle Unruh of Who Is God? Belle isn’t a preacher or teacher, but rather an unassuming, down-to-earth Jesus follower, whose self-description reads, “I am a daughter, sister, wife of God. This is all I need to be. It is all I want to be.”
In her posts, she seeks real answers to the kinds of questions real people ask. She trusts God completely, but is never afraid to ask, “Why?”
In other words, Belle is one of us.
One of my problems in reading the Bible is that I take many things Jesus said as being literal. The disciples had this problem too. When Jesus said to sell your cloak and buy a sword, it sounded like advice to have a sword in case people persecuted you. But this flies in the face of the other things Jesus said about turning the cheek and loving your enemies.
Most commentators of the Bible say Jesus was not being literal. And I believe they are right since when Peter cut off the ear of one of the men who came to arrest Jesus, Jesus healed the man and told Peter not to use the sword.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary:
“At the time the apostles understood Christ to mean real weapons, but he spoke only of the weapons of the spiritual warfare. The sword of the Spirit…
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