SCRIPTURE ISN’T ABOUT YOU
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is all about Christ Jesus, the only begotten Son of God. Both the Old and the New Testaments speak of the wonderful works of the Second Person of the Triune God. The Holy Book reveals what the Savior of mankind did, is doing, and plans to do for all those whom He has predestined from the foundation of the world and has chosen to be His elect.
“Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of Me in the Scroll of the Book.”
“This is the beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…”
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.”
2 Timothy 4:2
“Preach the Word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.”
“And those whom He predestined he also called, and those whom He called he also justified, and those whom He justified He also glorified.”
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”
“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.”
“For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.”
2 Corinthians 3:5
“Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God.”
You make the Bible about yourself when what you preach glorifies you instead of Jesus. When you read yourself into passages of the Bible or you interpret them as though they are mainly addressing your own life experiences, (i.e., when you engage in narcigesis), you make the Bible about yourself.
Neither your name nor your story is in the Bible, don’t make it about yourself. To make the Bible about yourself is idolatry. Any preaching of the Bible message that glorifies the preacher is of the devil. A Gospel that does not point to Jesus or honor Him, is a different gospel and not of God, shun it.