Scripture: The “Textbook” for Knowing God

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In his book, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis wrote: “Everyone has warned me not to tell you what I am going to tell you in this last book. They all say ‘the ordinary reader does not want Theology; give him plain practical religion.’ I have rejected their advice. I do not think the ordinary reader is such a fool. Theology means “the science of God,” and I think that any man who wants to think about God at all would like to have the clearest and most accurate ideas about Him which are available. You are not children: why should you be treated like children.” Lewis’s words ring true today, especially when it comes to worship. We are formed and shaped by how we worship. Therefore, people want and need to know that the Bible informs the songs we sing, the prayers we pray, and the sermons we listen to. The “text” book for the science of God is the Bible!

Charles Spurgeon once said, “The proper study of God’s elect is God; the proper study of a Christian is the Godhead. The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the Great God whom he calls Father.” May the time you spend together with your family reading the Scriptures, praying the Scriptures, and singing the Scriptures give you a clear and lovey picture of our heavenly Father.

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