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Encountering God in Scripture



Whenever we encounter the speech acts of Scripture, we encounter God himself in action. The Father presents himself to us as a God who makes and keeps his covenant promises. The Son comes to us as the Word of God, knowable to us through his words. The Spirit ministers these words to us, illuminating our minds and hearts, so that in receiving, understanding and trusting them, we receive, know and trust God himself.

Timothy Ward, Words of Life: Scripture as the Living and Active Word of God (Nottingham: IVP, 2009), p. 97