A good word about the Word
I have been reading a lot lately. Although I have some ideas to blog about, I ran across a quote that I thought was brilliant.
The following comes from an article titled “The Holy Scriptures: Like Christ, Divine and Human”.
“God is present in the pages of Scripture. God is not imprisoned or boxed up in these pages, but God is there, waiting for readers who encounter his power in words of both Law and Gospel. He condemns sin and expresses his wrath from its pages although fallen human creatures encounter the crushing or irritating power of his Law throughout life. He bestows his promises, and through them life, in its pages as well, as the Scriptures testify of Jesus Christ (John 5:39). God bursts forth from the pages of Scripture to do his work. God’s presence not only stands behind the words of the Bible by virtue of the Holy Spirit’s inspiration. God’s presence remains in the Scripture as he works through it to deliver the power of salvation in the Gospel to all who use it in their own lives and in the lives of others.”
(Robert Kolb, The Christian Faith: A Lutheran Exposition [Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1993], pp. 197-98)
The whole article can be found at: http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/djw/lutherantheology.divineandhuman.html