Hang with me here…but it is possible to make an idol out of the Bible. There’s even a word for this, it’s called Bibliolatry.
Remember it is God who is divine, not our divinely-inspired Bible.
Symptoms of bibliolatry would include:
- Translation wars where someone gets decidedly unbiblical defending their preferred translation.
- Endless bible studies that do not translate into changed lives. It is far easier to study the Bible than let God study us!
- Making the bible a good luck charm. This is the opposite of endless bible studies. This is where a person seldom, if ever, reads the bible but it makes them feel good having one lying around. (Maybe it’s grandmother’s worn and well-read bible – you can have grandmother’s bible but not grandmother’s God.)
Bottom line, just like the pagan’s struggle with confusing the awe-inspiring beauty of the divinely-created universe with the Creator, it is possible to confuse the elegant and divinely-inspired Bible with its Author.
The ONE THING for today: Friend, dust off your Bible and let it point you to a living God who loves you infinitely.