Is That All There Is?

cInexhaustible BibleI’ve thought further about the idea that a Christian blogger can say everything there is to say. In one respect, I suppose I understand that sentiment. After all, we don’t want to wander outside of Scriptural boundaries. Let me say that more strongly and precisely: we dare not wander beyond God’s Word!

At the same time, we need to ask ourselves if we can really exhaust the Bible. Just reading that question should cause an embarrassed shuffling of feet and perhaps a little blushing. We see, even in the question, a reminder that the Word of God is an immense treasure chest full of multi-faceted jewels that would take a lifetime to explore.

Maybe secular bloggers eventually run out of material. This world, as Solomon finally discovered, ends in vanity. But Christians blog about the Lord and His Word! For that reason, we have an endless supply of subject matter!

33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

34 “For who has known the mind of the Lord,
    or who has been his counselor?”
35 “Or who has given a gift to him
    that he might be repaid?”

36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. ~~Romans 11:33-36 (ESV)

Even when a blog intentionally narrows its focus to a few related aspects of Christianity, the author should find a broad spectrum of sub-topics within that focus. One Scripture will most likely lead to more Scriptures, leading the writer to think about angles that give fresh perspectives. Those fresh perspectives in turn inspire additional blog posts.

Besides the abundance of subject matter a Christian blogger can mine from personal Bible study, current events both within the visible church and in the world at large require Christian bloggers to analyze each new trend through the lens of Scripture. That task alone can sustain a blog for quite some time.

In addressing current events, a Christian blogger again must go back in to the Word of God. In applying Scripture to contemporary issues, the thoughtful blogger must go beyond proof-texts to examine the complete Biblical principles involved.  While the blogger might only quote one or two passages in a given article, a series of posts on the topic will produce a fully orbed treatment of the subject.

As Christian bloggers, we find a endless variety of things to write about, all while staying well within the  safe confines of Scripture. Though we, as creatures, experience limitations, our glorious God and His Word cannot be exhausted!

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