So, I’m sure I foreshadowed this in one of my earlier lay-it-all-out-there posts, but I don’t think I’ll be continuing my “What’s it like to read the entire bible?” series.
The reason is because my posts were becoming synopses. Just summaries of all that happened.
There are so many brilliant things in the bible, but these summaries can’t capture those moments of brilliance amongst the details of the context.
You won’t understand unless you’ve really read the entire thing cover-to-cover but my summarizing was a travesty.
It was a shame because when you do read it thoroughly, on your own, you come to realize what Paul said two-thousand years ago,
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
It really is more than words on a page.
God works on you when you’re reading the Word.
And it’s only in that precious moment you’ll realize the fear and awe and majesty of the Holy God speaking to you, revealing your self you never considered.