The B-I-B-L-E YES THAT'S THE BOOK FOR ME
I dont know about you but one of the first songs I remember being taught in Sunday school was the BIBLE song. Now my sons are learning that song, singing it around the house. I remember my oldest son went around the house saying BI BI for the longest time. If you don't know the song or forgot the words:
Yes that's the book for me
I stand up on the word of God
The B-I-B-LE. (repeat as many times as you want, I know my sons do)
A simple but very powerful song with truth.
I believe the Bible is the inspiried word of God from the first letter to the last. I believe what the Hebrew writter says in 4:12 "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penatrates even to dividing sould and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." The word of God is what matters to us as Christians. It is what we should base our oppinion on. Our beliefs. Our way of living is by standing upon the promises of God, his word. We need it. It is a must if we are to survive.
In Deuteronomy 8 Moses is telling the people not to forget God and reminds them of all the things that God has done, giving them manna from heaven to eat and then tell them that just like the bread that sustained you and gave you life the Lord says teach them that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.Vs. 3(NIV) As Christians, Christ word should dwell within us richly (Col.3:16 NIV). We are to be doers of it (James 1:22). I am glad that I can trust the word, that no matter what changes, God's word never passaway (Matthew 24:35). I am glad that I have the Bible and that others across the world are getting it printed in there language. Matthew 24:14 "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then I will return." How wonderful.
I don't know about you but when I am down and I need strength, encouragment. I got to the Bible and read the Psalms and man do I feel better. I read his promies of help, refuge, stronghold and I leave strengthened. I read and I see failures of man of faith, leaders, and understand that I am not alone. And time and time again when failures, disappointments, disobedience happens and I Gods grace time and time again. In the Old and the New Testaments. God reveals himself to us in the Bible. God reveals his desire for us in the Bible. God reveals how to become a Christian, how to live as a Christian and what his will is for the church. The B-I-B-L-E, yes that's the book for me, is it for you?
Do we believe the Bible today? Really believe? Do we read it as often as we should? I know you who are ministers study and prepare sermons and classes but do you spend time in personal study? Yes, there is a difference. Do we base our oppions and beliefs from the Bible? Do we pick in choose what we want out of it? Do we argue over translations and miss the message completely? Do we encourage others to read it? Do we sit and read it with our families at home? Is it on our minds when we are at work? What is your favorit passage? What passage gives you strength, help, when you are in need? Favorite memory verses?
What do you think?
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