Knowing Your Bible

On his law he meditates day and night.
                          —Psalm 1:2

I got a belly laugh out of a publicist’s defense of a politician whose knowledge of Scripture was dubious. “He knows his Bible,” he said. “He’s read it all the way through. Twice.”

“The more you read the Bible,” said Spurgeon, “the more you will be astonished with it.”

You may occasionally encounter a professor or preacher who displays an all-knowing snobbishness. But most Bible scholars are of humble spirit, in awe of the opening of trails they’ve yet to travel; principles they’ve yet to perceive; concepts they’ve yet to comprehend; truths they’ve yet to tap; grace they’ve yet to grasp. They bow in respectful recognition of how much they have yet to learn.

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! . . . To him be the glory forever! Amen” (Rom 11:33, 36).

It’s good to know a lot—and good
to know how little you know.

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