Reading The Bible With Motive - Epiphany 5A

At the beginning of each episode of the murder mystery TV series, "Motive" the audience is shown who will be the victim and who will be the killer.  As the viewer watches the program, they only have to figure out what the killer's motive is and how the crime will be committed.  When reading the Bible, we also know who the victim is and who the killers are.  The victim is Christ crucified and the killers are humans.  This knowledge, that God is our victim is what we need to always keep in mind when reading Scripture.