My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue: "O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!"

04 May 2005

Questioning Scripture

No, not doubting Scripture, but picking and peeling at it with really good questions.

I'm working on a lesson for this Sunday about private and family worship. I'm hoping to collect some good questions that will help open Scripture to our understanding. So - let me know what you think; what questions do you try to answer when you read for devotions or family worship? Which are most important, which least important?

Thanks for the help!

5 comments:

Micah said...

Jared,
Sorry my mind is fuzzy from finishing a final. I think you want one of the following type of questions, but I can't discern which one:

1)So, like when we read Psalms with Anabelle, we try to do motions with her. If it says, "The Lord sees..." we point to our eyes or make like we're trying to see stuff far off. Do you want questions like: "Why does God use so much anthropomorphic words in Scripture while telling us not to make images of him?" Or

2)Do you want questions that we would ask ourselves when we read such as, "What is God saying here? What does He want me to understand?"

Jared said...

micah - more like the second one. What questions can we put to the text to really get at what God's saying? My theory is that our questioning (consciously or subconsciously) may be the most important part of Bible reading.

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