We all read scripture but how we read scripture…well, that’s another matter and it’s a matter that matters a lot. So here’s a video of Peter Enns discussing the basics of the incarnational nature of scripture.
That’s also why I believe the person of Jesus Christ, who is fully divine and fully human, and the life he lives gives us our fullest understanding of who God is, what he is like, and what his will is. This why I am convinced that the best reading of scripture, whether we are reading Genesis or Revelation or anything in between, is done so in light of Jesus Christ.
Maybe that’s not the best approach. Maybe there’s a better approach. What we know is that “All scripture is inspired by God” in order that we “may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16-17, NRSV). Is there a better example of what good works look like than Jesus?
Oh yeah…we are being conformed to the image of Christ (Rom 8:29).