Some things just won’t die.
You can shoot them, strangle them, whatever- they just keep coming back.
Zombies are one example.
(Sorry, I’ve been reading too much The Walking Dead.)
Another (much more relevant) example is this old idea that The Bible is God’s “love letter” about you.
I can see why it is so pernicious.
It’s a sweet sentiment.
“Oh, God loves me! And he wrote me a letter! For me! ’Cause I’m just so darned lovable, obviously! I love you too, Jesus!”
Yes, it’s very cute idea.
It’s also dead wrong.
Listen, because this is important.
The Bible is NOT about you!
The old “love letter” trope is not only contrary to good sense, it’s contrary to what Jesus says about The Bible!
“You search the Scriptures… But the Scriptures point to me!” (John 5:39, NLT)
What is The Bible, then?
If The Bible is not God’s “love letter”, then what is it?
The Bible is God’s autobiography.
The Bible is both from God and about God.
(Also, the most referenced attribute of God in The Bible is NOT his love! It is his Holiness, his “God-ness”, basically.)
Having said that, yes, it is true that God loves his people. But let us not reduce the majestic self-revelation of God to a “love letter”, as if The Lord God Almighty was some creepy, codependent boyfriend. The Word of God is far more Glorious than that.
But don’t take my word for it.
Watch this clip from the great Dr. Tim Keller regarding Jesus as the focus of the entire Bible, and then answer the Question below!
Dr. Tim Keller: What is the Bible about?
What is your favorite statement from God about Himself as recorded in The Bible?
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