If the Bible is merely foundational in our lives, then we will read it as a guide to a better, healthier, safer, and more moral life. On the other hand, if the Bible is the one thing that saturates our lives, then we will read it as the primary way to know and love our great God and Savior and it will fuel our desires to pray, worship, evangelize, and disciple.
In 1 Peter 2:2, Peter writes, “Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation.” He isn’t saying that these Christians are like “newborn infants.” Instead, the focus is on the longing they should have to know God’s word. How important is it to long for the truth of God’s word? He says “by it” we will grow up to salvation. This doesn’t mean we get saved by reading the Bible, but it means that we grow in our relationship with Jesus after we are saved when we know what he teaches us in the Bible. It means that when we are saturated with the pure and basic and deep truths of the Bible, we will begin to see God more for who he is in all his glory.
Don’t make the Bible foundational. Blanket yourself with it. Filter every thought, action, and attitude through it. Don’t stand on the Bible as your foundation. Let the Bible richly saturate every facet of your life.