Saturday, November 19, 2005

The "Center" Of It All?

An acquaintance of mine recently sent this to me. I do remember seeing this once upon a time. Now, I have heard of how seemingly inaccurate and speculative the organizing of the Bible into chapter and verse is, especially the Psalms. And there are a lot of tricks you can do with numbers. But, you have to wonder, don't you?
Q: What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?
A: Psalm 117.

Q: What is the longest chapter in the Bible?
A: Psalm 119.

Q: Which chapter is in the center of the Bible?
A: Psalm 118.

Fact: There are 594 chapters before Psalm 118.
Fact: There are 594 chapters after Psalm 118.
Add these numbers up and you get 1188.

Q: What is the center verse in the Bible?
A: Psalm 118:8.

Q: Does this verse say something significant about God's perfect will for our lives?
A: The next time someone says they would like to find God's perfect will for their lives and that they want to be in the center of His will, just send them to the center of His Word:

Psalm 118:8--"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."

Now isn't that odd how this worked out?

Or was God in the center of it?

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