A good friend of mine started her application to a PhD program in NT with the true statement that the Bible can be a pain in the ass. In a word, yes.
But we stick with it. I stick with it. (She does too, just in case you were worried.) I stick with it for more reasons than I can count. The reason for today is because there are times when you run across a line with startling beauty. It catches you off guard and points you to the beauty of God. Like this one in 2 Peter 1:19. It ends with my (current) absolute favorite image for Christ.You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
This, says our Bible, is what Christ’s coming will be like in our hearts.