A Line to Mediate On

 

Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism

by John Piper & Wayne Grudem

Category: Theology / Christian Living

Crossway, 2012

 

 

 

 

“God’s Truth is the Most Important Thing in the Universe.” A quote from the inner flap  of the MacArthur Study Bible. It is a short but so powerfully true. If God has revealed His word in Scripture, then it is truly the most important thing that we can live by. To discard it, treat it lightly, or twist it would be to our detriment, which is why we must live by it, defend it, and honor it as much as we can. We must read the word of God daily.

There was a point in my life when I used to read the Bible every day without fail. I started this project in August 2009 and went through the entire Bible by January 2012. I even wrote a journal of every day’s reading. Such an experienced, however, grueling it was, expanded my brain, tremendously shaped my Christian worldview, and influenced my everyday behavior. In other words, it changed my life. That is why I really believe so many problems can be solved in a Christian’s life if they just take the time and make it a disciple to read their Bibles without fail every day, and read it thoroughly without picking and choosing. You will surprised at what new things you will learn.

Psalm 1:2 starts that the blessed man’s delight is in the law of the law, for in it he mediates day and night. Because Scripture is God-breathed (2 Tim 3:15-16), it is inerrant, inspired, infallible, and all-sufficient for the believer’s life. It should be treated as sacred and holy, because God is sacred and holy. 

I have to remind myself this, because recently there have been days when I have been failing to read God’s word on days because of my lack of discipline. I still do read, but just not how I used to a few years ago. I desire to get back on track. I encourage you guys to get on board as well. It will do wonders for your life. It is because of my commitment to reading and studying the entire Bible that I learned the importance of many things: evangelism, worship, prayer, financial offerings, supporting Israel, the meaning of eschatological passages, the significance of Mosaic ordinances, the complementarian role of men and women, helping the poor, etc. 

Let us not only read Scripture, but cherish and hold it in high regard. This command is important especially in our day and age when Satan is working in non-Christian, as well as Christian, academic circles to attempt to deconstruct the Bible in many areas.