When I approach the Bible, I am generally looking for God’s expectations. Metrics and measures are the way our hospitals are accredited, and educational programs are vetted. When I take stock of my life infusing my concerns are questions like what does God want? Or, what are his expectations? With those questions as probes I go off to the Bible, and like a boy digging for quarters in a big pile of sawdust, I hunt the “do-this-and-you-will-get-that” nuggets.
Well, John’s words in the next passage can source spiritual metrics, but he does not seem to craft his words this way. John seems more inclined to say, “Hey, look what happened in my life.” He appears to intend that others would perk up their spiritual ears and follow. Now let us perk up our ears and aim in them in God’s Bible direction. [Read more…]