How to Approach the Bible

“We must learn to read the Bible at the level of the informed imagination (Michael Card in Luke: The Gospel of Amazement.)

Later on, Card explains that some people approach the Bible with just their “heads” — an intellectual curiosity. Others approach with just their “hearts” — a desire to connect with God. In order to get the most out of the Bible, we must use both our heads and our hearts. We must know the background of the book; but we must not be content to learn just the intent of the original author. We must sense the intent of the Divine author.

Others are so eager for experiencing God through scripture that they ignore all the wisdom gained in over 2000 of careful study. The danger is that they have an experience, but not from God.

“An informed imagination” — what a beautiful way to hold together much that makes Bible reading so dynamic!

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