Do you worship the Bible, or do you worship the God of the Bible?
Perhaps, because I daily see my need for the Truth in such great measure, am passionate to know it, hunger for it, I may come across as if I have enthroned the Word in my heart, instead of the Author who breathed it into existence. The asker of the question wasn't being rude, and I didn't take it that way, it was more of a tease...BUT,
The question certainly caused me pause; and, it's always good to take an audit of one's soul.
Without the God of the Bible there is no Bible. He is who I worship, because I see Him on every page...
Good answer, I thought.
Yet as I thought it, I heard a question mark at the end of my sentence.
Is that true?
Each Word of our Bibles is God-breathed.
For training in Righteousness.
Every word we read is the Artists paint brush across a canvas - each stroke uncovering for us the story of God...the Elohim...our 3-D-God: the Father, the Son, the Spirit.
My response is a good hermeneutical response.
Yet, truth is that most times I think I approach my quiet time, my daily readings, my Bible Study and research, as a way to find out more about me, than about Him.
I look for next steps.
I look for what I think the Lord wants me to know about Life-Topics, so I live life well.
I read for wisdom's sake, not necessarily for God's sake...
...and, while 2 Timothy 3:16 and Joshua 1:8 are outcomes of our study, the initial in-come of the Word should be seeking the Face of God.
When I see Him unveiled, I see my next steps, how to live life well, what is wise...because He is the one I imitate my life after.
The question was a good one, albeit a bit semantical; yet, a reminder to first look for the
I AM...before I look for "i-am-stuff"... then there is no question as to which one is on the throne of my heart.
So, for whatever it's worth, it's worth perusing the question...and evaluating:
What or who do you seek as you approach Scripture?