Thursday, February 4, 2010

Keeping Us Right

Calvin chose two metaphors to describe our need for God’s Word: Scripture functions as a pair of eyeglasses to correct our blurred vision, and as a strong thread to guide us through life’s confusing labyrinth.

“Just as old or bleary-eyed men and those with weak vision can scarcely construe two words [from a beautiful volume] . . . so Scripture, gathering up the otherwise confused knowledge of God in our minds, clearly shows us the true God,” Calvin writes. “If we turn aside from the Word we shall never reach the goal. [Returning to God] is for us like an inexplicable labyrinth unless we are conducted by the thread of the Word” (



Trisha said...

Found you through Challies....just wanted to say I really love your posts abou the Word of God. Thank you for such wonderful words of truth!

Jeri Tanner said...

Thank you, Trisha! Many blessings!