One person tells his children to only read the bible and never touch any other books, giving reasons that they are dark and will draw God’s love away. His children are God-fearing.
Another person who lives at the same time tells his children to read the bible and also tells them to study hard to achieve their dreams. He reminds them that God is above everything and do everything for God. His children are God-fearing.
30 years later……
The children of the first person become just ordinary people, have little knowledge of what’s going on in the world and they have to work really hard to bring food home because they have no particular skills.
The children of the second person become knowlegeable people with a balanced sense of ‘religiousity’. They provide their family well and respected in the community because of their high integrity and also their contributions to the community.
Bible is the most important thing in life, God’s Words are the light to our feet. But God also want you to learn and read to really make a significant contribution to His work in this world.