The problem with all contemporary churches is that we treat the term Scripture as though it were a noun. We gossip about the Bible like a difficult relative nobody wants to visit, but everyone loves to discuss. We comfort ourselves with lullabies about its importance. We mostly ignore it unless we need a good quote to make our point. We have ideas, feelings, and opinions about it. We argue about who owns it and what good or evil it has caused. It operates as an abstraction in our mind, like a teenage crush or nemesis. We hold it up at rallies. We use it to blame each other. We do and say everything with it but the one thing necessary for it to work.
We refuse to read, hear, and study it daily until the seed does what the seed does. Scripture is not a noun; it is a verb.
The Cross, the destruction of the city, condemnation, enduring God’s blessing and curse under the constant pressure of judgment–none of this is theoretical if you submit to the burden of Scriptural study. Every step in life takes on new meaning in the terrible hands of the Scriptural God.
Put that in your marketing campaign.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Luke 1:31-33
Episode 436 Luke 1:31-33; Music:
Unanswered Questions by Kevin MacLeod