A Book About Me?

When I was a little kid, my twin brother Mark and I each had a book called, My Book About Me.  I loved the book.  It was fun writing down all my favorite things and drawing pictures of what I liked to do.  I was proud of this book because it was a book about me.  Unfortunately some of us have a tendency to think of the Bible the same way.  In subtle ways it can become a book about me.  To this end, Tim Keller reminds preachers, "You must always preach every text in such a way that it reveals Jesus and his saving work. Ed Clowney points out that if we ever tell a particular Bible story without putting it into the overall main Bible story (about Christ), we actually change the meaning of the particular event for us. It becomes a moralistic exhortation to 'try harder' rather than a call to live by faith in the work of Christ. There is, in the end, only two ways to read the Bible: is it basically about me or basically about Jesus? In other words, is it basically about what I must do, or basically about what he has done?