Jonathan Edwards’ 28th resolution reads:
Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.
The Bible isn’t trivial. It’s not irrelevant, lifeless, or devoid of meaning. It’s God’s perfect and special revelation of who he is and what he has done for his people. It’s God’s Word, and when it’s read, he speaks.
Tragically, many professing Christians neglect it. They act as if the Christian life is separate from the Word. But nothing could be further from the truth! Why? Because it is the Word that fuels and sustains the Christian life. It confronts us with the holiness of God. It reveals how wicked we are and how just God is. It proclaims God’s grand story of redemption that began long before time itself. And it tells us how we are to live in light of that story.
God has promised to work through his Word. Through it, by the Spirit, he melts hard hearts and creates in us a desire to know and enjoy him. How can we neglect such a gift?
And that’s why we created this blog. What we’re writing here isn’t novel. We seek to point people back to the ancient, perfect, inspired Word of God. In one sense, we write because God has written. Apart from his Word, there wouldn’t be a whole lot to say. But in it there are stories and truths to be told and retold over and over again. And, if you were wondering, it doesn’t get old.