I love the Bible. I have loved it since my conversion. I almost always have a Bible on my body. I love memorizing Scripture and meditating on it.
Something I've been thinking about lately is whether its possible for the Bible to become an idol. I believe that the Bible is verbally inspired by God, and that everything written in it has the weight of God's authority behind it. But do I love the Bible more than I love God?
I know that sounds aweful. Its aweful to love anything more than we love God. But I guess I find it easier to read, study, and memorize the Bible than I do to pray. I'm wondering if I end up having more allegiance to the Bible than I do to Christ, because I can hold my Bible, the words don't change, they're not elusive. I can put my Bible in my pocket.
I guess I'm also trying to figure out whether being addicted to the Bible is the same thing as being addicted to the person of Jesus Christ. It is his book. I guess I just feel the need to be honest about the fact that I spend more time thinking about the Bible than I spend thinking about Jesus. I love Jesus. I believe in him. I worship him as God. I want to be more faithful to him every day. I want to give him the honor that is do him, not only in word, but also in thought and action.
I'm just wondering if its possible that in my heart I've elevated the book above the Person, or if that's even possible.