3 Personal Questions About God’s Word

The conversation with my Uber driver was enlightening. We were traveling from the hotel to a pre-opening gathering of the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. (It officially opens Saturday, November 18th.)

I asked the driver if she had heard about the Museum of the Bible and she had. She then asked me: “Oh, which Bible is it, the Holy Bible?”. The rest of the conversation was intriguing, and I wished we had a couple of hours.

I’ve been a Christian leader for a long time and still have naïve thoughts, such as, everyone in America at least knows about the Bible and what it is. Not true. By the time we were done with the conversation my new acquaintance wanted to “check it out.” Her parting comment on that topic: “I’m not sure about all this, but I think my mom will like it.” (The Museum)

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Psalm 119:105

If you don’t know about the Museum of the Bible, you need to check it out. Even if you are not a “museum kind of person” this is different, way different. It’s in the heart of DC, and it will quickly become revered amongst the most impressive, modern, and interactive experiences you can imagine.

Deployed over six floors is everything from ancient manuscripts to a life-size replica walk through of a village representing Jewish life at the time of Jesus. The video presentations are amazing, and I love the interactive digital features. The kids loved them!

The Museum makes a significant and positive statement about the Bible in the heart of our nation’s capital. It provides a place of prominence for God’s Word for everyone, from a devout Christian to a Muslim, to a wonderful Uber driver.

My favorite section was the area that described the foundation of our country and the connection to God and His Word. This included presidential documents that were fascinating.

This experience made me think about three questions in a fresh way.

  • I’m sharing my personal and candid reflections with you.
  • Do these questions challenge you as well?

1) How bold am I about God’s Word?

Today’s culture is tolerant of so many things, but the Bible doesn’t seem to make that list. It’s easy for me to slip into being politically correct, talking about God’s love, but slow to mention God’s Word for fear of offending. But the reality is, as long as I’m not personally offensive, God’s Word will only help, not hurt.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

3 Timothy 3:16-17

2) How involved am I in helping God’s Word get translated in every language in every country?

When I think about what will last beyond me, it’s really only two things. People and God’s Word. Both are eternal. These two things capture my heart and attention and therefore get my time.

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Matthew 24:35

There are so many opportunities now to invest in scripture translation. They are easy, accessible and many are becoming available to individuals at “bite-sized” investments.

3) How closely do I tie my leadership to God’s truth?

Hopefully, this area is strong for me, but I’m challenged to take a closer look. It is vitally important for me to genuinely know how what I think, say and write is connected to God’s Word.

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

10 thoughts on “3 Personal Questions About God’s Word”

  1. How awesome. An XP from Georgia planting seeds in the heart and mind of an Uber driver in Washington DC. May G-d bring the increase! Just think of how many more seeds may be planted in the future by this one conversation. How many more lives will be touched because you engaged another and took the time to listen?

    That has potential for eternal legacy. I think that’s worth praying about and I’m going to do just that!

    Right on Dan!

  2. The affects of sharing the Gospel in it’s many forms has the ability to empower, encourage, and inspire us to share often. Glad you had that experience!!! Keep it up! Who knows, the gems from heaven might just cascade all around you & inspire you to come up with all kinds of questions to ponder and move us closer to enlarging the Kingdom.

  3. Dan, this was really outstanding! I think that those of us in ministry can move so fast with the knowledge and experience we have that we don’t necessarily stop to look at and be in all of gods word or to hold it up the way Jesus intended it to be held.

  4. Thanks Dan, I took the quick tour from the link you provided. I’m weak when it comes to pushing others toward our faith. I love the thought from St. Francis of Assisi, “Preach the Gospel, use words if you must.” Evangelization is a special calling, Thank You. I believe GOD is in all of us and is a part of us. All we need to do is go within to find GOD reaching out to embrace us as in the Prodigal Son story. “Being Catholic (“Universal”) is like a home with a thousand doors” G K Chesterton. You remain a special person in my life. Thank You.

  5. Recently I was challenged with sharing my faith amongst a group of students including both Christian and Muslim. For the first time I was presented with a question from “my holy book” as it was represented. I was taken aback by the question and perhaps for the first time exposed to the truth that others do not believe in the truth presented in God’s Word. I was so nervous and probably didn’t come across well but the Holy Spirit inspired me to share the great love story within the pages of God’s story written to all peoples. I am reminded that it is our story and can never be taken away from us. And we have a beautiful opportunity to draw others in to the love that God has shared as He reveals Himself through His Word.

    Looking forward to visiting myself! Thank you Dan!


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