A Self-Transformational Tool, Not a Club

While scouring various works to provide grounding for an upcoming article, I unearthed the following nugget. A perhaps unusual place to discover such riches, it was found in the Preface to—not in the commentary proper of—the revised edition of The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series.

The Bible was not written for our information but for our transformation. It is not a quarry to find stones with which to batter others but to find the rock on which to build the church. It does not invite us to simply speak of God but to hear God and to confess that his Son, Jesus Christ, is Lord to the glory of God the Father (Php. 2:10).

– David E. Garland & Tremper Longman III
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2 Responses to A Self-Transformational Tool, Not a Club

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Good point

    Like

  2. Craig says:

    And I know I myself am guilty of skipping intros, forewords, etc. Glad I found this gem!

    Like

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