How we relate to the Scriptures reveal the depths we may plunge when it comes to discipleship. An approach to the Scriptures as though there are gems to mine sets us in a position to take a “scientific” approach. We stand over the subject. We analyze for the purpose of finding a “thing” that will help us in the midst of a circumstance we face. The Bible becomes a resource much like an encyclopedia.
An approach to Scriptures as though the truth of God transforms us will bring us to come “under” the Scriptures and subject to the Spirit of God. Under the Scriptures may be viewed as a more relational position from which we may experience transformation as we encounter God in His Scrptures exposing us to Jesus, the King applied by His Spirit.