I believe this is evidence of the dangers of the digital age. Yes, it is convenient to have a Bible on your mobile device, but it doesn't come without a cost.
(I share this post already realizing I am in the minority on these thoughts and concerns.)
On the "DIGITAL" side:
1) The Bible is always accessible, but it is always nestled among the other sight and sound distractions of life which are now just a finger touch away.
2) It provides a myriad of resources, versions, and search tools within a few quick finger strokes.
3) The Scriptures can now get into the hands of more people and languages at a faster rate than ever before dreamed.
4) But consider how easy it could be for Satan to wipe out the digital Bible in a simple split second.
5) In the future, you will no longer see anyone carrying a Bible into church.
6) No longer will people be seen reading the Scriptures in a quiet nook of the coffee shop.
7) No longer will the leather-bound Holy Bible be perched on your coffee table quietly reminding you to spend time with
On the "PRINT" side:
1) It will get increasingly more and more difficult to find a printed Bible. Family Bookstore is proof of this already.
2) When I read from the printed Word of God, it is not unusual for me to become sidetracked by other verses I see as I am making my way to my target book, chapter, and verse. These are exciting discoveries I miss when using a digital copy.
3) It is also much easier to glance at the context of a verse or passage when reading from a printed copy versus a digital.
4) If I am reading it in a public setting, it opens the door to opportunities to speak Jesus or encourage other believers. Staring at a phone like everyone else negates this possibility, and, in fact, makes me unapproachable.
I am by no means anti-digital. I am excited about the advancement of the Gospel that the digital decades have ushered in. But I worry about the hidden cost that is yet to be realized.
In this digital age, God's Word may be more accessible but it will become more easily forgotten.
Christian soldiers, stay armed with the Sword!