The Ultimate Purpose of the Bible

The ultimate purpose of the Word of God is not theological information but heart and life transformation. Biblical literacy and theological expertise are not, therefore, the end of the Word of God but a God-ordained means to an end, and the end is a radically transformed life because the worship at the center of that life has been reclaimed. This means that it is dangerous to teach, discuss, and exegete the Word without this goal in view.

Paul David Tripp, Dangerous Calling (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012), 51.