Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Best Hermeneutic

"The Bible is not targeted at experts, yielding its meaning only to priests and scholars. You don't need rows of commentaries to understand it. You don't need to go to a theological college. If you are a Christian, it is for you. Hunger, it has been said, is the best hors d' oeuvre; and spiritual hunger is the best hermeneutic. If we come to the Bible as needy sinners ('poor in spirit,' as Jesus Himself put it) then we'll understand it because we'll find it speaks to our condition."

--Donald Macleod, A Faith to Live By (p. 21)

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