Now don't get me wrong...the Bible is incredibly important to me. But for far too long it was a tool to be used for safety and protection, to ward off any dangerous thoughts, a weapon to defend my own beliefs and opinions from opposing ones. Instead, I desire for the Scriptures to once again be the beautiful, ancient text it really is, to use it as a sword that cuts deep into my own heart rather than into the heart of others in judgment and condemnation. This cartoon from ASBO Jesus was a helpful way of thinking about the role Scripture does and ought to play in my life.
HT: The Adventures of ASBO Jesus