As we look at the storyline of the Bible, it is crucial to read it through the lens of a sovereign God. In other words, Jesus was not an after-thought. Jesus was always the plan from the beginning.
The Word of God demands a responsibility as disciples to think and discern. We see this all throughout Scripture. The balance in reference then is, when is it appropriate to passively learn and when is it necessary to actively learn?
Luckily, God is in charge of renewing our mind. He’s provided us the very word of hope that has the power to sanctify our sinful nature. But the posture in which we approach the word demands more than just academia – for the Word is renewing not in knowledge, but in full, transformation of our heart.