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The More I know about the Bible, the more questions I ask when I read the Bible
January 7, 2023 by SLIMJIM
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I noticed something over the years: The More I know about the Bible, the more questions I ask when I read the Bible.
I don’t mean questioning the Bible (as in I doubt the veracity of the Word of God).
What I mean is that the more I grow in the Bible the more I realize I need to pay attention to the details in the Bible to figure out what God is saying through a narrative, a law, poetry, or an epistle. Since the more I learn from the Bible makes me marvel at God and His Word, and the more I realize I need to learn from the literary details rather than just read my assumptions into the text. So I ask a lot of questions.
In fact I think I ask more questions about a passage than when I first started full-time ministry twelve years ago. And when I was new to the ministry I ask more questions about the Bible than my first year in Seminary. I still remember my first semester in seminary thinking that an assignment to write down fifty questions and observation of a passage was difficult. You should see the beginning of my sermon prep notes now; there are so much questions in my translation of Greek or Hebrew and also my preliminary question about the grammatical and syntactical function of words in a passage!
I saw an article on Open Bible that says “The Bible has so many questions! In fact, there are approximately 3,294 questions in Scripture.” That’s a lot of questions! Maybe we can take a cue from that of how it’s important to read the Word of God with a teachable and humble attitude and what that looks like practically is we ask good questions about a passage in order to really know what God’s Word is saying.
Keep studying and keep asking good questions!
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Thanks for sharing this one