The purpose of God’s Word is not only to inform people about God and His nature. While it is true that we learn a lot about the Lord in reading the text, but to claim that the Bible is just a portrait of the Almighty would be just scratching the surface.
The purpose of God’s Word is to transform us into His very image, which was what we were created to be in the first place. When God’s looks at us, He wants to see His reflection in us. This is possible only when we allow His Words to transform us from the inside out.
Have you allowed the Lord’s Word examine your heart and soul? Have you let it reveal the aspects of your life that mar the image of the Almighty in you? It is time for us to be sincere in self-examining ourselves as we read the Bible, to read deeper into its words and discern what aspect in our lives does it want to change.
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the LORD are sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is clear, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb. ~Psalm 19:7-10 (CEB)
What if, instead of reading the Bible, you let the Bible read you? … What would happen if we approached the test less aggressively but even more energetically and passionately? I wonder what would happen if we honestly listen to the story and put ourselves under its spell… not using it to get all our questions about God answered but instead trusting God to use it to…
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