For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4 ESV)
Scripture… wow! What else can be said? The revelation of God to us. 1,500 years to write it. Blood, sweat, tears, and time expelled to keep it. A book that has changed societies and countered cultures on every continent. A collection of writings by authors from every walk of life and spaced over centuries, yet continuous in belief and purpose.
Those who treat Scripture as a theological work to be mastered are missing it. Those who use it to justify life choices don’t get it. But those who look into it, seek Christ in it, listen to God through it and fashion their lives around it understand.
And the encouragement and hope that comes from approaching the Scriptures like this is life changing—it’s what God’s intention was when he fashioned it together for us. Wow!
To God be the glory.
Jesus — Thank you for your written word.