This site was conceived based on the primary notion of the supremacy and sufficiency of Scripture. As a Christian, my greatest goal and desire is to be a true worshiper (John 4:24) of the Triune God–the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit–who is Creator of all things in heaven and on earth, even my very being, and also the only Lord and Savior of fallen and sinful mankind, even my own wretched soul. It is my ambition to be pleasing to Him (Ephesians 5:9 & 2 Corinthians 5:10), and to possess Him as my greatest treasure (Psalm 16:2).
From 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and 2 Peter 1:18-21, by its own authoritative claims, the Bible is fully inspired by God and inerrant; and therefore, each word was precisely and intentionally chosen by Him, and not a single word or passage is wasted or without purpose (Matthew 5:18; c.f. James 4:5). In fact, it is my belief that every passage in the Bible–sometimes even down to one verse, sentence, or phrase–manifests God’s glory to such an extent that the reader’s appropriate response would be to, in his heart, fall flat on his face in fear and trembling, in humility and worship, and in awe and reverence of the God who breathed-out those very words.
Too often, I would like to have such a response before God’s holy and awesome word (Isaiah 66:1-2), but even more often, I do not possess such an attitude because of my own hardened heart. In an effort to practice my own spiritual disciplines, to cultivate a worshipful heart for my Lord and God, to develop an insatiable appetite and craving for His word (Job 23:12; Matthew 4:4), and to frequently remind myself and remember my Creator in the days of my youth (Ecclesiastes 12:1), I started this website so that I would pay careful attention to His word, and in doing so, that I would become the worshiper my God wants me to be. What further prompted me was the verse on top of the Bible that was included in the book giveaway at Shepherds’ Conference 2009: “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17). It was a small, compact-size Bible, so I started carrying it with me often, which led me to ponder that verse: “Of all that are in the Bible, why that particular verse?” Then I realized–it can only be by the power of God’s word and the indwelling ministry of the Holy Spirit (Psalm 119:36; 2 Corinthians 3:8), when I am not plugging my ears and heart, that sanctification which leads to all the forementioned attributes of a worshiper can take place.
Again, this site is mainly for myself (Psalm 37:4), but I also share it publicly so that you may be introduced and re-introduced to my great God, and all of who He is; it is my hope that you, the reader, and all men will come to love and deeply long for God’s word. The writings on this site are but memorial stones (Joshua 4:7), and is no replacement for anyone to dig deeply into God’s word himself.
Other passages highlighting and exalting God’s word:
- Psalm 19:7-11
- Psalm 119:89-91; 96; 105
- Proverbs 30:5-6
- Isaiah 55:9-11
- Hebrews 4:12