What Are You Interested in?
November 2, 2011
I came across this gem in editing an upcoming book on the doctrine of Scripture, from our own Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III, on 2 Tim 3:16-17. Pastor and people: read these lines carefully before the Lord's Day:
"Put in popular terms, the apostle Paul is saying that the Bible is inherently practical. It is not your pastor's job to make it practical. It already is. It's the most practical book in the world. And the only reason we think it's impractical to hear the Word of God expounded is that we're interested in other questions and other things. But I want to tell you this: it is the questions addressed and the things spoken of in the Word of God that are truly practical. And if we are interested in other questions and other things, we're interested in the wrong things, because there is nothing impractical in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation."