In a previous post, I wrote that the Bible was written by human beings like us. Indeed this is true, but they were unique from the mass of humanity in that doing righteousness and pleasing God was their defining interest.
The Bible was not written by people seeking fame and fortune. Nor was it written by people who were worn down with the worries of the world. Rather they were people whose hearts were constantly seeking God. (For more about them, see the post Why the Bible Can Be Trusted.)
To the degree that we embrace their spirit, we can better understand what they wrote. To the degree, however, that our interests move in different directions, we have a much harder time understanding what they wrote.
If we would understand them, let us be like them. Fear God…as they did.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, look to the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom which does not require you to be familiar with the Bible.