As I was browsing Twitter this morning, I came across an account I follow that had a picture of two theology books and a cup of coffee. The caption of their photo was this:
“Pretty much the perfect way to start the day.”
I get the coffee part and even a good dose of theological reading but immediately I noticed something missing.
Do you see it?
For me the perfect start to my day is prayer and then some Bible reading along with my cup of coffee and then later on, maybe some theological reading. So I responded to that Twitter account saying that the Bible was missing. The response I just received (as I am typing this post) was:
“There is so much Scripture in these books we could probably repiece the original manuscript together!”
Really? To which I responded:
“I get what you’re saying but these still can’t replace scripture itself.”
What I believe they are trying to say is that those books were excellent resources but they are only excellent resources because of what makes them excellent resources. So therefore, without the Bible, that picture is lacking.
Maybe I am being too picky but I just don’t want the Bible minimized and hopefully I didn’t come off as judgmental. Maybe it was an innocent mistake but if it was an oversight, does that say something? Am I over analyzing?
So now, as I get ready to hit “post” I received this response from that account:
“Definitely. I have my ESV on my phone…”
Praise be to God for that. Then let’s highlight, promote and put it out there:
The perfect start to your day?
~ (and of course) coffee 🙂
Rant done…have a great day.
The Pastor -|—
One thought on “You can’t replace scripture”
You’re not being too picky.
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