So I'll stop using this line:"Playdough Scripture is great! You can squish and reshape it to fit into any box! Try it yourself! Fun for the whole family of God. :)" Chances are nobody reading was smiling.
But I see four options when confronted with a passage that doesn't fit in my box:
- ignore the passage
- re-word and re-explain it to force it to fit (playdough method)
- Get a different box
- admit I don`t understand it, don't know what box to use, and just keep collections of truths and questions scattered around like an unfinished puzzle.
(But I'll likely continue making posts that look like option 2 to highlight some verses that I feel don't fit well in my old box.)