Here’s the problem: Christians are tempted to worship the Bible instead of God. It sounds silly, but it’s true.
It is tempting to spend time analyzing the Bible instead of faithfully experiencing and worshiping God. I love intellectual challenges and theory, but the Bible as a project is much different from the Bible as a life-lesson.
It is easy to worship the Bible. The Bible is black and white, it is right there, it is accessible, it doesn’t require any more than reading.
It is NOT ENOUGH to worship the Bible! Worshiping the words on the page means missing the bigger picture.
It is not being Christ-like to worship the Bible alone. Christ did not study like the Pharasees did. He walked among the people. He served, he loved, he experienced God!
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
From the comments:
“Adam and Eve knew God and never opened a Bible. Neither did Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph nor Melchizedek! Studying the Bible is a good start, but it is not the point or the goal. It’s meant to point us to Him, but it is not a substitute for Him. Loving the Bible is NOT loving God. Knowing your Bible is NOT knowing God. God and the Bible are NOT interchangeable! Religious symbols and words are types and shadows of His glory and His Personhood. The goal is to KNOW God for yourself and for Him to know you. Reading scripture helps us know ABOUT Him but only walking with Him and intimacy with Him makes us come to know HIM.”