sean mcdonough (of GCTS) on reading scripture

Again another entertaining but poignant post from Dr. McDonough here. This is on the problem with many of our readings of the Scriptures--namely that we read our own thoughts into it rather than drawing out what it is meant to mean.

I especially like his last line.
One final image: God in providing us with the Scriptural witness has, as it were, sent us off to explore the rich biology of a vernal pool. But we become so enraptured by our own image reflecting off the surface of the pond that we completely forget about probing the depths beneath.

1 comment:

David Malouf -- said...

That is an AWESOME quote!

As soon as I get the bandages on the pierce-wounds, I'm gonna laugh hard at that!