The importance of context

Okay, so I was reading  through some Scriptures today and found a few that really highlight the dangers of taking Scriptures out of context and using them for our own ends.  It demonstrates, with much humor I think, How much we all want to be right sometimes, and to what lengths we will go to get there.

1) I’m good, no need to change here.  

Scripture to use out of context:

“By the grace of God, I am what I am…”

2) When we screw up big time and want to apologize, while still excusing ourselves

Scripture to use out of context: (2 Corinthians 12:11)

“I have made a fool out of myself, but you drove me to it.”

3) When we have said some things we regret

Scripture to use out of context (2 Corinthians 11:23)

“I am out of my mind to talk this way.”

Now I am in no way recommending that anyone use these ( although I bet some of you have, or are now tempted too.)  I just thought it was too funny not to point out.

We all know we must keep God’s Word in context the way God intended it to be.  Just a little sly humor to spice up your day.  If you choose to use these, you didn’t get them from me.

and remember…They’re all Biblical.  Have a wonderful Day.  Laugh often



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