Do you read Scripture Offensively or Defensively

Most people would admit if they are playing a sport they would much rather play offense than defense.  It is just more fun to score points than to keep someone else from scoring points.  But in life our tendenacy is to do everything defensively.  When a discussion is about to turn into an argument we get defensive.  When we recieve constructive criticism we get defensive and take it personally.  I know lots of people that live their lives in defensive mode as opposed to offensive mode.  I know lots of Christians this way.  And I think Christians are this way because they read God’s Word this way. Continue reading