I have been thinking about how we approach the scriptures and came across these thoughts:
These are the differences between INFORMATIONAL READING and FORMATIONAL READING.
Informational seeks to cover as much as possible. Formational focuses on small portions.
Informational is linear in process. Formational is in depth in process.
Informational seeks to master the text. Formational allows the text to master us.
Informational sees the text as an object to use. Formational sees the text as a subject that shapes us.
Informational is analytical, critical, and judgemental in approach. Formational is humble, submissive, willing, and loving in approach.
Informational has a problem-solving mentality. Formational has an openness to mystery.
Do you read the Bible for information or for transformation? What do you think about these observations?