Just writing from my heart right now–so forgive me if this post appears to be somewhat scattered.
Some days my frustration level almost reaches the point in which I’d just just as soon never read another commentary, column, or private teaching on anything or by anyone ever again, and just stick to the Bible. I get so tired of seeing scripture mis-quoted and mis-applied. I really mean that. Most of the time I can inwardly deal with it–I’ll read it, think, ‘That is error’ and pass on to something else without it bothering me too much. Why? because we all can be in error–and no one more then myself, on any given issue, at any given time. After all we live and grow in wisdom and knowledge concerning the things of God and His Word.
But, on other days it can really get to me…especially when it comes from someone I’ve read for years and/or have deep respect for as a brother or sister in the Lord.
Earlier today I read the newest column by Hal Lindsey over at Worldnetdaily: ‘I will bless them that bless thee’.
That portion of scripture in his title, concerning God’s words to Abraham, has got to be the most misquoted and misapplied scripture today….
In Hal’s commentary he says:
There are three distinct statements made within the Divine promise of blessing given to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.The first is that God will bless those who bless the Jews…The second is that God promised that in the Jews “shall all families of the earth be blessed.”Without the Jews, there would be no Bible. Jesus came to earth as a Jew. Without the Jewish Jesus, there would be no Christianity.Apart from the theological argument, a quick look at the last hundred years or so proves the promise isn’t confined to religious blessings alone…………The “Jewish influence” in American life is part of God’s blessing on America…..
Genesis 12: Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.