What can you imagine?
How big can you think?
God thinks bigger…
Do you want to ask Him for something?
Ask big because you’re dealing with a big God.
Ephesians 3:20 from the Discoveries Bible
Continued from yesterday …
Do we need another Bible translation or paraphrase? No, not exactly. But I do think we need to see the Bible that we have with new eyes.
That’s what I’m attempting to do with the Discoveries Bible. I want to make the meaning accessible to the reader. I pray that God will take some things that have grown stale for some of us and breathe new life into them.
I don’t pretend that the Discoveries Bible will be a great work of scholarship. I recommend that you don’t use it to form your theology.
The other day I was working on a project for a client. He looked at it and didn’t like it. At first I felt terrible. I like doing good work and I don’t want my name attached to anything that isn’t good. So I held all of this up to the Lord, and He showed me something I never really considered before. The Lord showed me this: I thought I was doing this work for my client. But that was really an illusion. In reality, I did the work for the Lord. He received it; He accepted it; He liked it. Now He was giving me a new assignment: “Go, make your client happy.” The Lord reminded me that He is the One who establishes the work of our hands (Psalm 90).
So here we have it: Same situation, brand new perspective. That’s what I want to do with the Discoveries Bible. Same Bible passage, brand new perspective.
More tomorrow …
To find out more about Dwight Clough, his books, his ministry, or to receive this devotional via email visit DwightClough.com. Dwight and his wife Kim are active members of Lake City Church in Madison.