I have both Catholic and Protestant friends whom I’ve seen randomly open the Bible believing that God would directly talk to them on that particular page. I’ve heard them say, “Just open the Bible and God will give you the answer.”
I ‘d don’t necessarily dispute what they’re saying. Indeed, the Lord moves in mysterious ways. But I have had the thought that perhaps this is reducing the Bible to a mere instrument of divination, a Magic 8-Ball of sorts. What do you think about the practice? Should the Holy Scriptures be used in this manner?