What does the core of biblical truth teach us about God? I have found that the Bible teaches us what it looks like to be in synch with God—to be one with God. It also teaches us what makes God joyful. Another question might be, “What do these biblical teachings demand from us? An answer might be that Micah 6:8, for instance, shows what things in life we need to put first. The first priority is that we act with and for justice in every aspect of our lives, that we love kindness and mercy with all our being, and that we seek and embrace a oneness with God that grounds us.
The final outcome of taking these biblical truths seriously is that we act on them. This is true whether we take them as commands to be obeyed or as a means of deepening our understanding of God and ourselves. If they are commands, then obedience equals faith. If they are mirrors, then we must choose to live our lives in faith that these biblical passages are absolutely true in what they tell us about God and ourselves.
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