This January I'm teaching Bedrock Beliefs (intro to theology) at church. One of the assignments is lectio divina on five passages each week. The January 7 session is The Bible. My lectio responses will be added as completed.
How often I come to the Word as if it were a textbook and reading/studying as mere preparation for teaching. Rather, I ought to come with eagerness and submission, expecting to hear God, to be poked by God, and to be changed by God.Hebrews 1:1-4
Today’s reading leaves me with questions, and one question in particular: Since we have the Word of God in print, what does it look like to read and speak this written Word in light of the Father’s speaking his Word through the incarnate Son?2 Peter 1:16-21
Do we cast aside the ink on paper? I think not. But what we are to do escapes me for the moment, though I have an inkling that it has much to do with reading and speaking the Word in the company of God’s people, living out the Word for God’s glory and for the sake of the world.
Interpretive humility is the only proper stance. But this humility must not be of the sort upon which others wipe their feet. Rather, this humility boldly points to the Word and to the God of the Word, clearly declaring, yet always submitting to correction. The revealed Word in words--the Bible--is the source and my observations, reasonings, and summaries are always subject to correction by this same Word.Psalm 119:169-176
2 Timothy 3:14-17
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