forum week eight
The lawyer in Luke 10 is like a biblical Vizzini from "The Princess Bride." Christ's reaction to the lawyer's attempts at entrapping Him, although not as sarcastic, reminds one of Wesley's classic line from the duel of wits scene, "Truly, you have a dizzying intellect."
In verse 26, Jesus says "What is written in the law? how readest thou?" and turns the conversation around on the lawyer. Jesus then delivers the parable of the good samaritan.
Our professor had a really wonderful explanation of the parable. He unpacked every piece, and drew parallels to the Plan of Salvation, the temple, and Christ's mission. Although I really enjoyed hearing the professor's explanation, what hit me the hardest was realizing that my own interpretation of the parable had been very shallow.
Professor Griffin is a master at expounding on the scriptures. He'll take a well-known scripture story and fill it with meaning that goes way beyond the surface layer. My reading of the scriptures rarely ventures deeper than the surface. Maybe I don't spend enough time pondering, or likening the stories to myself. But I definitely need to change something about the way I study so that I, too, can find hidden treasures in the scriptures.
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