About God’s Book by Pastor Melissa Scott

August 29, 2011 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that this is like a spiritual blast, every once in a while we need to come back to the basics. Go back to God’s promises, they’re yours, they’re mine. I had a good laugh when I was thinking about these children on the playground. I thought of one of the promises, “Shoes of iron and brass.” I got to thinking about it, you know God’s a funny fashion designer. Shoes of iron and brass wouldn’t cut it in this day and age. But there’s something about what He says, we know ‘tough shoes for a tough trip,’ but if you think about it, to give us shoes like that it’s going to be tough. Not only do you have to make the trip but you’ve got to drag these things around.

What I like about God’s Book is that the Bible confirms itself. That’s why we read in Ephesians 6 ‘Your feet shod with the gospel of peace,’ same equipping if you will, same mindset, same everything—we’re on a journey. Now I take that, “Shoes of iron and brass,” and go back to the playground and imagine now you’re a kid swinging across those monkey bars. What a terrible analogy for some of us grown-ups wearing their shoes of iron and brass going across those monkey bars. Guaranteed you’re going to fall, there’s just a guarantee, the weight alone is going to probably kill you when you fall. But when you fall, and I’m trying to be funny and satirical, but the fact of the matter is when you fall, and we all do, Romans 3:23 says “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”


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