I give you this thought to think about. Do you think Paul would be surprised to see his letters as books of the Bible? Paul certainly could not have envisioned books as we know them today. He knew that his letters were with authority, but as a part of the Bible is a question. I am not saying that Paul’s letters are not a part of the cannon. But, I am saying that Paul was mostly interested in three things—the Gospel, the believer, and the church. He did not seem to be concerned that he might be writing a part of the New Testament. Only God was. And, through his efforts for these three; Paul taught, prayed for, and struggled to teach maturity through wisdom. For without wisdom there would be no maturity, and without maturity believers would not be filled with “knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding”, nor would you be able to “to distinguish good from evil”, and therefore you would be “carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability”.
Published on Monday, July 6, 2015 @ 4:45 AM CDT