The Bible (in summary)

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My “elevator speech” explanation of the Bible goes something like this:

The Bible is the story of how God gathers his people together and prepares them to be with him in his Glory forever.

That’s painting with a massive brush, to be sure. But overall, that’s what the scriptures are trying to explain to us.

Remember who’s in charge

“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation… The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations.” (Psalms of David)

Evening Prayer

“I entreat your benevolence, only wise and merciful Physician. Heal the wounds of my soul and enlighten the eyes of my mind, that I may understand my place in your eternal design. Inasmuch as my heart and mind have been disfigured, may the balm of your grace repair them.”

Morning Prayer

“In the morning are we filled with your mercy, Lord, and we rejoice in all our days. Let us delight even in the days that you make us lowly and for the years that we have seen evils. Let the light of the Lord our God be upon us, and the works of our hands may you guide aright.”