Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Top 10 Most-Searched Bible VersesJoe is really quoting this post which makes the point about what is missing:
Let me mention an omission. Maybe you caught it, too. Knowing the whole Bible and not just the most-searched passages, you realize that the absence is glaring. You won’t learn from this list why God needs to redeem the world he created. You won’t learn why his love is so significant. You won’t find any warning of what’s to come if you don’t believe. In short, you won’t read about our sin and God’s wrath.That's not what I notices, all the verses included, and the ones mentioned as excluded are about how ME. Where are the verses that simply examine God? Where are the verses that examine society ans social order? Where are the prophecies? Where is the history and the attempts to understand history?
See, here is the thing - scripture is not about me - it's about God. His history, His actions, and yes, those things He does for me, but it is not about me.
What a different place the church would be and what different people we would be if we would only figure that out.