Friday, November 19, 2010
Anne and I were just talking about how much of a blessing it is to have Scripture and the arena in which to enjoy studying it. We were both blessed with great relationships in college at Northwestern, and a lot of those came from Bible studies we were involved in. We've experienced much of the same since being in moving away from college. I really love being able to dig in to God's Word, like I did last night, with a bunch of men who I know love it at least as much as I do. At the same time, it's every bit as powerful when we take the time to meditate upon Scripture in solitude. We know that "all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness..." (2 Timothy 3:16) He's the author! God's word is reliable, it is relevant, and it is revealing of God's justice, grace, power, and splendor. In the US, where we can buy any number of English translations (between the two of us, we have 8 different translations in our home...yikes!) it is easy to take the Bible for granted. This is especially true when considering the number of people groups who do not have a translation of the Bible in their own language, much less have different versions. We are so grateful that God has chosen to reveal Himself to us in this way.