If God uses them, perhaps we ought to use them too.
I'm in Mount Hermon this weekend...
The trees in this place make me yearn to create. When I look at how excellently God has created, something inside of me gets all churned up, looking for a release of creative expression. And longing for excellence. Longing to make something beautiful. Something pleasing.
Since I want to write something beautiful, I thought it would be good to look to see how God writes.
Message is not enough.
Oooooh. Dare I say that? Yes, I think I dare. Message is great, but it's not enough. If message were enough the Bible could have been written in bullet points.
- Do love your neighbor.
- Don't bear false witness.
- Do worship God only.
- Don't have other gods before him.
Woe to you scribes and Pharisees.... Woe to you scribes and Pharisees.... Woe to you blind guides...
the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.
There are more. What other figures of speech do you see in the Bible?