You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. [John 5vs39-40]
A survey recently estimated that up to 30% of Austinites are Bible-minded.* The criteria for being “Bible-minded” is that you would read the Word at least once per week AND generally believe that what it says is true.
While 30% seems hard-to-believe, many of us know people who do profess to hold the Word of God as true in their lives. But do their lives match up to it? Does yours?
The Bible is self-described as a “two-edge sword” capable of doing surgery on you. (Hebrews 4:12) But how many of us order our lives around its teachings—especially the ones we find difficult or even dangerous?
The Scriptures haven’t been given to us so that we can say “we’re right.” God has given them to tell us the Story of His unfailing love for us in Christ. Once we are opened to the truth of His Word, by the Spirit invested within us, we can begin the process of having our lives reshaped to conform to Christ. The study of the Word or the affirmation of it as truth, should never be the end goal. It is Knowing God’s Story and the hope that lies before us.
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