It’s about what the word of God says and its authority over our lives. A bible study is not about what we feel God is saying to us individually. The tendency is to apply the scriptures in a subjective manner. ”What does this passage mean to you?”
We should be asking what did the writer originally intend it to mean and how can we order our lives to come in line with the scriptures.
Should we be taking scriptures metaphorically or are they inspired of God and to be taken seriously?
Surely there are passages that were for the culture they were written to and don’t apply to us today.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.