Friday, April 11, 2008

Paradigm Shift In Scripture Reading

Sinclair Ferguson -

There's a "difference between reading the Bible for what you can get out of it and reading the Bible for what is actually in it."

It's the paradigm shift from, "Let me read Mark's gospel to find out what Mark is saying about Jesus and the Gospel," rather than, "What is this doing for me today to get me through the day?"

So here's the challenge:

Take a book of the Bible and read it for what it's saying, i.e., what God is saying about Himself and His Gospel in Christ Jesus. Ask yourself, "What is Jesus doing here?" rather than, "Where am I in this story?"

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