I read the following quote about Scripture recently:
“Maturing as hearers of Word means approaching Scripture not as a magical answer book but as the church’s primary witness to the sovereign, holy love of God supremely reveal in Jesus Christ” (pg. 241, Faith Seeking Understanding, Migliore).
I think this is a great quote. It’s how I try to approach Scripture. The Bible doesn’t have all the answers. It was never written to have all the answers. Many times it raises more questions that provides answers. And that’s ok. We’re talking about God here. God doesn’t have insecurity issues – God can handle questions.
A professor of mine was once asked if he took the Bible literally. He responded “No, but I try to take it seriously.” Good insight.