Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Newbigin: indwelling the Bible

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
    Feast of Richard of Chichester, Bishop, 1253
    Commemoration of Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Moral Philosopher, 1752
    [The two travelers on the road to Emmaus] got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
    —Luke 24:33-35 (NIV)
    Just as character can only be truly rendered in narrative form, so the answer to the question “Who am I?” can only be given if we ask “What is my story?” and that can only be answered if there is an answer to the further question, “What is the whole story of which my story is a part?” To indwell the Bible is to live with an answer to those questions, to know who I am and who is the One to whom I am fully accountable.
    ... Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998), The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1989, p. 100 (see the book)
    See also Luke 24:33-35; Ps. 22:30-31; 102:18; Mark 16:12-13; John 1:14; 16:13; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 3:16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I embrace Your story and Your salvation.
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