Prince and the Bible

princeWe live in an information-filled world. We have unlimited digital and print resources available to us that can help (or hinder) our daily journey toward short-term (how should I respond to my friend’s criticism?) and long-term (what should I do with my life?) destinations.

There is so much information (some of it, at best, useless or, at worst, destructive) that it can be overwhelming.

But I’m here to tell you… there’s something else… (sorry, I was channeling Prince for a moment).

The answer to your questions can be found in one comprehensive source: the Bible. I’ve been studying this book for a long time and I never cease to be amazed at its depth and applicability to my “right here, right now”. Take a look at what Paul says about the scripture’s value to his protege, Timothy.

Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 MSG)

The Bible covers all the bases, but I do understand that it can be daunting to get started. The “open it up and point to a passage” approach may not be the best way to engage. If you haven’t yet spent much time in God’s love letter to his children, let me suggest this. Start with The Message version of the Bible and begin your reading with the Gospel of John.

If you can read this blog, then you have everything you need. Click on the link below and get started learning God’s answers to your most fundamental questions. Make it a daily commitment and I guarantee your perspective will change and your peace will increase.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+1&version=MSG

 

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About Tony Schmitz

Tony Schmitz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 1993, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1996, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. He is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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