January 11 Bible Reading

Genesis 31-33

Reading the Bible in context is extremely important. Bible verses are easily twisted when taken out of context.
The following passage has been taken out of context so much that it has ended up on greeting cards, pillows, wall plaques, and so much more.
“Gen. 31;49 And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.”

It sounds so sweet, but actually it is anything but. Laban wanted to kill Jacob. While it isn’t theologically devastating if you get this passage wrong, think about how many good relationships were tarnished with the misuse of this verse. Please, until you become really familiar with the Bible it is best not to read just one verse of the Bible. At least read the verse before and the verse after, but the entire chapter is even better.

2 thoughts on “January 11 Bible Reading

  1. I go to a Christian college, and as a part of our education, we are required to take a Bible class. We talked about taking Bible verses out of context. It’s so interesting to actually find the real meaning, especially when you have studied the cultural implications of some verses.
    Maybe you’d like my blog as much as I like yours? It’s my reactions and thoughts as I read along in the devotional Jesus Calling. 🙂

    1. I will give it a try, but I am really behind in my reading. So I can not make any promises.
      It was pretty good. I am now following you.

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