Four Characteristics Of The Bible

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There are four crucial characteristics to have when reading the Bible. First, reading Scripture is obedient. Obedience consists of two primary things: a sense of wonder and an attitude of listening. Wonder is the easier of the two. We wonder in our dreams, when we are bored, or when we have lost alertness. When we wonder about something, we retrieve the good feelings that it would bring. We should wonder about the Bible and all the joy and discovery it can bring to our lives. However, we must also listen. We need to speak less and listen more. We need to listen to God’s voice rather than speak against him. Second, it is ecclesial. God created the Church so that people can worship in community. The Church tells us about scripture and how to …show more content…
1:17 NRSV). This is one of the reasons why we create that bond with Jesus through studying his Word. Fourth, it is personal. The Bible is a direct dialogue between us and our Savior. We study Scripture for personal application. We need to reflect on God’s Word so we can live according to God’s purpose he has for us. Even though the stories of the Bible have taken place long ago, they can still a direct correlation to us today. I have mixed feelings about this article. The format of the article was well laid out. The author needed a better attention catcher because the first parts of the essay almost put me to sleep. I liked how the author covered four essential points to have when reading Scripture and made it clear in his thesis. The four points are all connected and not doing one of them will affect the other three. I agree with all the author’s points, but I think the author did a very poor job elaborating on them. The author rambled in each section numerous times before making his main points. If I had the opportunity to revise this article, I would tell the author to keep it short and sweet. I believe the author could have narrowed it down to two points rather than …show more content…
The author keeps the first three points at about half a page, when the last point is at two to three pages long. The reader will think that the last one is more important because of the quantity of the last point. I really think all the points come down to one thing and one thing only: our hunger for God’s Word. If we want Jesus more than anything, these four things will come with ease. However, if we want a steady or non existent relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, then achieving these tasks will not come from the heart, but rather out of duty. It should not feel as if we have to do what God says, but rather that we want to do what God commands. Our passion for Jesus comes from within, and we should always hunger to deepen and strengthen our relationship with Christ. This article is only for the ones that are hungry for Jesus’s Word or wanting to change their life for the good. There were ideas in the article that were new to me. I liked how in the first point, the author told us to speak less and listen more. I sometimes fall into that trap of talking too much and not thinking before I speak. This was a good reminder that I need to think before I

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