When you read scripture what are you normally thinking about? It is about yourself? Why do we come to scripture thinking about what we can get out of it as well as how it applies to us? Second Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” I get it. I understand scripture is used to teach us and grow us to be disciples but what if that’s all we ever think scripture is used for? We end up paving a dangerous path and become like the Sadducees when they asked Jesus about a woman who had a husband and he died, remarried and he died, remarried and he died, up to seven times and then she dies, “whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?”(Please also note the context is about there resurrection of the dead since they do not believe in the resurrection). (Matthew 22:28)
Jesus replied, “But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” Jesus immediately turns the trap centered around the resurrection and points to it fully being about God’s attributes.
Scripture is used to reveal God to us. We cannot forget it’s main purpose is to reveal the triune God.