In his latest Engage installment, Nathan Brown looks at reading the Bible. Excerpt:
At least one in every 15 Bible verses—more than 2,100 out of about 31,000 (of course, these specific numbers vary on different counts and in different translations)—speaks of God’s concern for the poor, His impatience with injustice, and His desire for His people to work on behalf of the oppressed and marginalized. While reading the Bible must be more than merely a statistical exercise, we should be alert nonetheless to those ideas and themes that just keep re-appearing through the various stories and literature that make up the Bible. As such, we cannot rightly read the Bible and miss the repeated call to “do justice” (see Micah 6:8).
Read the entire article here (Adventist World, 15 Jan 2015).