I just want to say, this is not a poem or humor per se, but as I was reading through scriptures during discussions etc, one day it just hit me, something I already knew, but sometimes you just know it on another level: The scriptures are REALLY beautifully written. Maybe it has something to do with the Old English feeling, the Shakespearean quality of the KJV, but even just the imagery and the way it's put together in the original language. I just stopped in my tracks and thought to myself "wow, this is really beautifully written." It's just one of the most beautifully written pieces of literature I have ever read, just even the surface of it (not to say it can be reduced to JUST being literature, but you know what I mean?)
The vivid symbolism and the way a passage fluidly moves from one thing to another. Even the plainer parts of instructive teaching in the New Testament just feel like rich texture. Even if I was an atheist I would have to admit that the scriptures, even containing graphic imagery, are still worthy of admiration in the telling.
You know how you get a box for your birthday with a treasure inside, but you look at the box and you think, this is nice too, I think I'll keep this too. It's like that. The scripture contains treasures of understanding, but even the gold lining of the box is pretty.