2208050800F IS THERE’S VALUE TO BE FOUND IN PERUSING?
Long after Isaac Newton’s death a small chest (if you like), belonging to him, was discovered and subsequently auctioned for a considerable sum of money. Possibly the purchaser was hoping to find hidden wisdom they could monetize – who really can attribute motivation to others?
As it turned out, this genius was secretly interested in studying the The Bible – yes, the Judeo-Christian Bible. His other pass time turned out to be alchemy of all things, but if Newton thought it remotely possible who are we to disagree?
Considering the former, however, I’d like to suggest considering it for what it actually is – a collection of short books along with an assortment letters, rather like Newton’s mysterious box?
What I’m suggesting is that you consider thinking of IT as THEM as if they were the papers contained in yet a more mysterious box? Writings that someone saw fit to bind together – just forming one large book with them. Because that’s precisely what the Judeo-Christian Bible is – it’s a collection of writing that spans thousands of years.
What I’m getting at is I’m suggesting that you PERUSE those writings just as you would Newton’s mystery box – who knows what gems of knowledge you might find for yourself? After all it is GOD’s own mystery box, and Newton was interested in it?
verb [ T ] formal
UK /pəˈruːz/ US /pəˈruːz/
to read through something, especially in order to find the part you are interested in:
He opened a newspaper and began to peruse the personal ads.
Now I don’t claim to know any motivations involved, but “Hallelujah” can’t be said too much – it translates ‘Praise-Ye-Jah’ with Jah being a shortened version of GOD’s personal name!
Posted by: Ashley Dubisson ~ Jun 12, 2022
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An excellent point! I have never failed to find a gem of wisdom whenever I crack the covers of the Bible, whether I open a modern translation or a text in original Greek and Hebrew. The men and women of the period were much as we are today, minus all the technological advancements. And their wisdom is just as applicable to us as is was in their day.