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If You Want to See God, Read Your Bible

John Piper

Without the Bible, we are all wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked (Revelation 3:17), because we cannot see the most obvious and the most necessary thing in the world — we cannot see the glory of God, the very thing for which we were made (Romans 11:36).

But in his word, God opens blind eyes. Through his word, God answers Moses’s prayer, the prayer of us all, if we know what it is we should ask for: “Show me your glory” (Exodus 33:18). Not by coming to us mystically while we read, as if Bible reading were a magical incantation. God reveals himself in his word. He shows his glory through the ordinary words on the page (Ephesians 3:4, 8).

If you want to see God, read your Bible.