Some people have elevated scripture so high, that in their own minds, it’s as important as God. I’ve known people with this problem. They justify telling you what you should do and how to live your life by prefacing each statement with, “The word says”. I think things like this that Christians do account for many of the reasons that people are walking away or won’t have anything to do with the church. Jesus said to the Pharisees, “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.” The scripture is not God.
So, what’s the point? The point is that while the scriptures are not God, they tell us about Him, how to know Him, and how to live the life that we were created to live. The Bible is the operator’s manual for humans. It’s the owner’s manual for the heart and soul of mankind. It holds the secrets of eternity and the mysteries of God and His relationship to man. It’s the most fascinating of all books! The thing I want to say to you is, please don’t let a few people throwing Bible verses in everyone’s face, turn you away from the most valuable reading you’ll ever find.
The scriptures are not God. But with God’s help, they will lead you to the best life possible. Your own words will become more graceful, more loving, more powerful, and more influential than you ever thought possible. If you don’t have a Bible, I recommend a great Bible app called “The You Version,” Not only does it provide great Bible reading plans, but it will also read the Bible to you when you are unable to read it yourself.