Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dissected

"..the biblical stories that cause the most cognitive dissonance to our logical minds often contain the greatest revelations. Instead of dissecting Scripture, we need to let Scripture dissect us - our thoughts and attitudes, our dreams and desires, our fears and hopes. To often we approach stories like this one as if God is on trial, but it's not His character that is in question. It's our character that is on the stand...."

-Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From A Totally Different Life, page 41
(reference is to Genesis 22, Abraham's willingness to sacrifice Isaac)