Thing is, the Bible isn’t an instruction manual for life, and because it’s not, we see that God is not absent from those small details. The Bible is the means by which we might know God in Christ, not primarily the means by which we might figure out the details of our own lives. God is the main character of the Bible; not me. And not you.
One of the characteristics revealed in the pages of Scripture is God’s desire for intimacy with His people. And perhaps that’s exactly the reason why you don’t find blank pages waiting to be filled in on a daily basis. If that were the case, then where would our relationship with God be? We would reduce Him to a cosmic slot machine who spits out answers when we pull the lever.
And you don’t love a slot machine. You USE a slot machine.
Monday, May 9, 2011
The Bible is Not an Instruction Manual
Worriers about God's will, you ought to read this great post by Michael Kelley. It is excellent and helpful. An excerpt:
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