What Should The Book Of Revelation Do In Us?
Good morning Metro Family. Several of you asked about the quote I shared in the sermon so I thought I would make it available to you. God bless your week friends. Aron
“Scripture is not a passive cadaver, waiting for curious medical students to dissect it in their quest for information. It is a living, double-edged sword that proceeds from the mouth of the triumphant Son of Man and pierces the thoughts and intents of our hearts. It is a hammer that shatters, a seed that grows, rainfall that never returns to its Giver without accomplishing the mission on which he sent it. Scripture has a job to do in us: “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Scripture’s mission is not only teaching, enriching our understanding and expanding our knowledge, although it includes this. God sends his Word also to reprove us, showing us where we are in the wrong; to correct us, straightening us out and setting us on course; and to train us in righteousness, engraining deep within our hearts lovely patterns of integrity, kindness, and glad obedience. So it is right to conclude our study by stepping back from questions of interpretive theory and cognitive content to ask how God intends the book of Revelation to change us, its hearers.” Dennis Johnson, Revelation, pg. 334