Saturday, July 16, 2005

Reading the Bible with Christ in mind

Rusty Peterman has posted a reminder of the need for reading the Scriptures with Christ always in mind and not simply to validate our own religious positions. The Pharisees of Jesus' day, Rusty notes, had everything but this one critical point in their own studies:

They were avid students of the Bible. They revered God’s written Word. They memorized much of it. Organized it topically. They discussed the finer details of it. And they tried to regulate their lives by it.

They were serious students of the Word and Satan had them right where he wanted them. Because they read Scriptures to pursue and validate their religion, instead of reading them in order to hear God and come to know Him better through His Chosen One.
How, then should we approach the Bible? With the words of John 14:6 firmly in our minds.


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