Opened Eyes on an Unveiled Word

A week or so ago, I posted about Three Things, a new project that a couple of friends have just begun. They have just featured a piece of mine, ‘Opened Eyes on an Unveiled Word’, in which I offer some fundamental principles for the Christian reading of Scripture.

The glory of Scripture, once seen, changes us, transforming us into the image of God’s Son. This is not seen in literal shining faces, but it should be manifested in shining lives that cannot but betray the fact that we have seen Jesus. Whereas God once delivered his Law upon tablets of stone to an unfaithful people, now, upon the tablets of softened human hearts, he is writing his Law by his Spirit, producing lives that display Christ’s glory.

The writing of Scripture doesn’t find its true purpose in marks in ink on a page, but in the marks of Christ on human lives. We must hear Scripture as those who expect to encounter the glory of Christ within it, who lay bare our lives for God’s writing of his Law upon us, and as those who, with shining lives, will shed forth a glorious reflected light testifying to the eternal Light of the Son. As the light of our lives illumines the darkened corners of a fallen world, burning bright against the night until the dawning of the Everlasting Day, the true end of the Scripture will be known.

Read the whole piece here.

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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