This is the beginning of a series on how an all too common distractive obsession of the scriptures, which are only meant to point to Christ, hinders us from the magnificent obsession over Jesus to which the scriptures call us.
I have had my fair share of biblical obsession and have experienced its negative consequences. I’m learning to treat the bible like a book rather than, as I once did, a tool for divine divining.
My purpose in writing this series isn’t to criticize the most popular perspective on the scriptures among christians. But most of what I write will be directed toward that, and this is because that perspective guides the way in which the people who hold that perspective relate with God. My primary purpose is to propose a better way of relating with God and how the scriptures play into that relationship.