The ekklesia, the called out ones of God, the church, are a people of the Word. The Scriptures is not only something we read but something that reads us. It’s not only something we hold to, but something that shapes and transforms us by the Holy Spirit.
But how does the Bible change us? How are we made a people of the Word? It is a manual for a new culture; a steady stream of encouragement; a new found hope; it reduces pride and self-sufficient thinking; it shows us how to ask forgiveness; it erases our ignorance of our God.