I find it amazing how the Christian focus on Bible study and Bible knowledge keeps silently demanding that somehow it is still supposed to be a major part of the end result of knowing Christ. The truth of the matter is that when our confidence is recognized as being in Christ alone, we can even find incredible life flowing from a bad interpretation. Ironically, I’ve often witnessed much fear and condemnation from some seemingly accurately-handled passages simply because the truth of law-desperation blocks out the super-abounding grace!
there is no advice in this world – even if it comes from a Bible verse or a preacher’s sermon – that can produce God’s work within you. Oh, it might make you appear more spiritually productive, but the working of God doesn’t come from the practical side of the grave … but from the living side that has risen past it. When I tell you that Christ is your life, I’m telling you about the one and only present-tense reality that causes you to live as one who is truly alive in this world. source