We’re going through a study series in our small group on “When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy.” I’ve really appreciated what Piper’s got to say in the second to last part.
The big idea is this: If we want to see God for who He really is, we need to actually understand who the Bible is all about.
The Bible is all about Jesus. Only, solely, continually… And this is a very exciting thing indeed.
This is something I really strive to do in my own study. I’ve been reading through the Bible and asking myself the question, “Where’s Jesus in this passage? What do Leviticus or Deuteronomy teach me about Jesus?” (Just so you know, the answer is quite a bit, but that’s another post ).
When you really get that the Bible is all about Jesus, you really start to see the Bible make sense. If we make the story about us, we lose the real story, and it all goes to pot.
Just some late night thoughts.