The Word As Our Guide

(Exodus 15:19-21) In today’s reading we find a few interesting things. We find a woman who is a prophet, she uses percussion in the music, and she dances before the Lord. What’s the big deal? Well let’s ask those churches who seem to forbid all three. It amazes me how even as Christians we decided to pick and choose what parts of the Bible we want to believe. The truth of His Word does not come from finding a way to see it how we want to see it. His truth comes from taking the entire Bible and it’s message into account. We can so easily begin to scrutinize, in detail, every passage and word of the Scriptures. Well it is not bad to look at Scripture in detail, we must also step back and look at the big picture. When churches begin to become so legalistic that their “rules” are not even Biblical, then this will ultimately serve to hurt the overall message. We need to always be careful how we share with others God’s truth.