A fellow blogger had some fascinating comparisons to make between Jesus, The Word of God, and scripture which is words from God.
Specifically, he observed that Jesus had to lower himself to enter the world through mundance circumstances, and so, to did the scripture. Both worked through limited, flawed, ordinary folks to be “born.”
This got me to wondering about other points of comparison. Perhaps I’m stretching here, but:
Jesus, of course, was always divine. However, after his crucifixion and resseruction this true nature was much more apparent.
In a similiar way, the truth of scripture is within it. But the truth– the divinity– of scripture is not apparent to everyone.
An important difference between Jesus and the bible is that nothing happens to the bible itself to make its meaning clear. The transformation happens too us, and in us.
But the original meaning of scripture must die to us, if it is to be reseructed.