Bibles and study aids of every kind, more biblical information available than ever in history – it can all create an appearance of knowledge or wisdom. And yes there is the odd parallel reality of lower biblical literacy amongst the gluttonous availability of so many ways to buy and access the bible and its content. Do we replace the good feeling of having bibles nearby with actually listening to God and His word? Has the quest for good spiritual feelings undermined the reverence we are to pay to the Word of our God? This Word stands forever. It is sharper than a two edged sword. It evaluates us even if we aren’t paying it much attention. His word never returns void. That same word which called the heavens and earth into being, and which brought light forth from darkness, also calls us out of our darkness into His light. We are not to worship our bibles, but we are to worship the God who speaks to us in and through it’s word and message, and we are to bow before His word as the Word. So let us humble our hearts before Him and before His mighty Word. Isaiah 66:1-2
1 Thus says the Lord:
“Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool;
what is the house that you would build for me,
and what is the place of my rest?
2 All these things my hand has made,
and so all these things came to be,
declares the Lord.
But this is the one to whom I will look:
he who is humble and contrite in spirit
and trembles at my word.