Hi all! For anyone who has checked recently, I haven't updated my Bible study blog in a very long time. I just haven't had time. I've been doing my own, personal studies, but writing them out in a way that another person can understand is a totally different animal.
I hadn't even checked the comments in a while because I hadn't gotten any in such a long time, and I hadn't written anything new. But I got one! It wasn't a happy one. The commenter completely disagreed with what I thought to be a very simple and direct explanation of the passage, when the context is considered. I deleted it. The comment. Not the post. I stand by what I wrote. Why would I delete someone else's opinion. Because when a lost person stumbles on my blog, the very last thing that I want them to see is a couple of Christians arguing over something so ridiculously trivial as the history of translations (which was the basis of her argument). There are battles worth fighting, but the one represented just wasn't one.
I like a good argument, but the way that the world recognizes Christians is how? How much money they give? How pious they appear? Nope. It's by how they love each other (John 13:35). That doesn't mean that we can't discuss hermeneutical disagreements. But the reason that I keep The Dwelling Place open, despite the long pause between entries, is because I hope and pray that someone will stumble upon it and find the only answer that matters: Jesus.
By the way, I was thrilled to find that someone stumbled upon my blog. It didn't appear to be anyone that I knew, so that's awesome! It means that someone somewhere out there might read it and understand something that hadn't been clear to them before, and that's grace.