Aug13/06: A Lazy Morning On Their Part

Hmph…and they slept earlier than me.

So I decided do some Daniel reading in my Living Bible (Paraphrased)…since I was too lazy to go downstairs and get my NIV. Anyway, verses 9-10 stuck out the most:

But he said, “Go now , Daniel, for what I have said is not to be understood until the time of the end. Many shall be purified by great trials and persecution. But the wicked shall continue in their wickedness, and none of them will understand. Only those who are willing to learn will know what it means.

In the NIV (Biblegateway), the bolded part reads:

Only those who are wise will know what it means.

So some self-reflection, after reading some of his, I am really wondering what I am doing to further expand my mind. I had borrowed a book by CS Lewis around exam time, and had returned it in early August. I had never finished the book; it was called Mere Christianity. Around that time, I continued in my spiritual decline, and the title of the book (not to mention: CS Lewis (he’s kind of…a hero to me? though I’ve never read any of his books…I watched the old-school animated LW&W)) caught my attention. I never had the drive to finish the book…

Just now, while searching through my Living Bible to see what translation it really is (which I can’t find btw, since it’s a collection of paraphrases?) I found a page which listed several of the great bible chapters and great bible stories. This will give me a good chance to catch up on stories I haven’t learned while my years not growing in the church as a little kid. Remember: you can know the bible by heart, but not understand a single word you know.