'Oh, how I love your law ... Your statutes are my heritage for ever; they are the joy of my heart ... ' Psalm 119:97, 111'
At their best,' writes Don Carson, 'Christians have saturated themselves in the Word of God ... The means by which God sanctifies men and women, setting them apart as his own people, is the Word of truth.' Many people, however, would admit that they have allowed the pressures of life to crowd out serious and thoughtful reading of the Bible. Also, in a culture that has moved away from a Christian worldview, the Bible's unwavering proclamations and fantastic stories seem ever stranger. The big picture of the Bible is gradually fading from view.
For the Love of God encourages us to face these challenges. Now, more then ever, the need to read the Bible and to grasp its relevance for our lives is critical. This devotional guide follows Robert Murray M'Cheyne's Bible-reading plan, taking you through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once. Don Carson has written thought-provoking comments and reflections to accompany one of each day's scriptural passages. And, most uniquely, he offers a perspective that places each reading into the larger framework of history and God's eternal plan, in order to deepen our understanding of his sovereignty and the unity and power of his Word.