(Picture from DIY Conversion: Chopping the Margins Off an ESV Journaling Bible)
How do people read love letters? They read the whole letter, every word, all the way through, and then they read it again and again. They even smell the letter, wanting to consume every part of it. They may even take it with them in their coat pocket or purse, so that if they end up waiting for a bus or in line at the bank, they can take it out and read it again.
We must begin to see God's Word as a personal love letter that God has written to us. It's not just an instruction manual. When something goes wrong, we turn to the troubleshooting section (the concordance) to find the text that addresses our problem, and then we read just that paragraph divorced of context, flow, and unity of thought.
-Neil Cole, Ordinary Hero p. 113-114
The Blogroll is back! Check out the list in the right hand column of the blog.
- Is God Talking? - The New York Times
- 14 Ways to Use the Bible - Unlockingthebible.org
- J. Mark Bertrand was on a roll this month and Bible Design and Binding features some great posts:
- Favorite Reading Bibles - Bible Buying Guide
- Bible Translation, WEA Report and Wycliffe Bible Translators - Biblical Missiology
- I wrote a series of posts on this subject some time ago.
- Does Abba Mean Daddy? - The Gospel Coalition
- My friend Chuck Huckaby also wrote a review of Brunn's book.
- The Reliability of the Bible - Biblical Missiology