The Bible is . . .

Processed with MoldivI was greatly encouraged by this simple reminder from Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin this morning.

How often do we pick up our Bibles looking for some encouragement or affirmation, or even constructive criticism about ourselves. We look for ourselves in the pages and seek for the messages God is sending to us.

But really, the Bible is about God. He is the central character, the driving point of the narrative. And that simple fact may change a lot. How we view God, how we view the Bible, how we view ourselves.

“We think that if it {the Bible} would just tell us who we are and what we should do, then our insecurities, fears, and doubts would vanish. But our insecurities, fears, and doubts can never be banished by the knowledge of who we are. They can only be banished by the knowledge of “I Am.” We must read and study the Bible with our ears trained on hearing God’s declaration of himself . . .

The Bible does tell us who we are and what we should do, but it does so through the lens of who God is. The knowledge of God and the knowledge of self always go hand in hand . . .

He is the only reference point that is reliable.”

Women of the Word, Jen Wilkin

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