Re: Verse reading–Romans 1:1–17 (day six)
On occasion someone will suggest to me that they need to swim away from the shallow shore of the Gospel into deeper theological waters. There is truth to that, of course. Both Paul and the writer of Hebrews write that Christians should move beyond spiritual milk to eating solid fare(Hebrews 5:2,1 Corinthians 3:2), although they seem far more concerned with Christians becoming fully discipled than having superior knowledge. From the beginning, Paul’s letter to the Romans makes it abundantly clear, once you have left the shore for deeper waters, when your toes can no longer touch the bottom, you discover that you haven’t moved beyond the Gospel at all, but are now submerged in its immeasurable depths. There is no part of life that the Gospel does not reach; it is our hermeneutic for all of life, the lens we peer through, the ocean in which we swim.
You don’t graduate from the Gospel, you dive into its depths. Will you join me? I can’t touch the bottom, but the water is just fine.