What in the world?
I was reading Psalm 128 and I thought, Surely this passage is used to promote the prosperity gospel:
Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
who walks in his ways!
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. (vv. 1-2)
I kept reading:
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
around your table.
Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
who fears the Lord. (vv. 3-4)
Now I’m even more confused, I thought. What about homes that never see the blessing of children? Does this psalm apply equally to them?
Five Principles for Confusing Bible Passages
Let’s be honest: Scripture can be confusing sometimes. As we grow in our knowledge of the whole Bible story, we run into these passages that can feel like roadblocks on a straight-and-narrow journey. So what do we do with them? How do we make sense of confusing Scripture passages?
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