"The chief aim of the bible is to reveal God's words to humanity, about God's longing for humanity. The bible is a narrative that unfolds the good news of God's saving work in history, current work in the present, and future hope for a world in constant disarray.
Unfortunately the bible is sometimes instrumentalized as a tool for unfaithful readings of the gospel. Some force the bible to be prescriptive when it is descriptive. Some baptize the bible into Western cultural structures, and others into the values of the majority world. This means that the bible becomes neutered. Rather than speaking as a prophet against injustice, it becomes a chaplain for empire.
The biggest issue I often see is reading the bible through a non-Christocentric lens. The bible is about God, and Jesus is what God says; every genealogy, history, song, poem, parable, epistle has to be rooted in Christ. When any portion of the bible is not rooted in the gospel of Christ it may be right, but it isn't righteous."