To be a person of Christian faith is to set your identity at the right hand of God. Everything Christians are is hidden in Christ, who is seated in the heavens. Therefore, we cannot go searching for ourselves according to the wisdom of this age. We cannot define ourselves according to the standards and measures of this broken world. We must enter a different world and see in an entirely different way. The scriptures testify of that different world and way. They are records of how people of faith have lived in the kingdom of God, receiving wisdom and counsel from God, being defined and directed by God. The scriptures are a window into the truer world that faith opens to us. When we look into the stories and songs and prophecies contained there, we are peering into the world God invites us to live in. We are learning the shape and texture of the divine kingdom. We are witnessing the reign of Christ. Apart from such study, our imaginations run dry and vision of the kingdom grows dim. But in returning to the word, faith is reignited. And we imagine the truth again.