The humility of reading Scripture

When I get into truly studying a biblical text, there are times when I am overwhelmed with humility. It is when I discover that I have been asking questions of the text when the text wasn’t designed for MY question. The text was answering another set of questions.

If I can get into the text and discover THOSE questions… I find what the text is saying. It is then I find an opportunity for even more worship.

The place where I find this impacting my life the most is the Genesis 1 creation text. I am humbled every time I come to it because it cares not one bit for my small questions about a “literal” day. It instead calls me to a grander story.

And I find worship… if I will give up my smaller questions.




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