Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Book Of Books!

He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good. (Prov. 19:8) 

There is something grand about old things that are still in good shape. Old furniture, rich with the patina of age and history, is far more intriguing than the uncomfortable, modern stuff. . . . 
The Bible is old also---ancient, in fact. It's timeless stories have for centuries shouted, "You can make it! Don't quit . . . don't give up!" It's truths, secure and solid as stone, say, "I'm still here, waiting to be claimed and applied." Whether it's a prophet's warning, a patriarch's prayer, a poet's psalm, or a preacher's challenging reminder. The Book of books lives on, offering us new vistas. . . . 

Though ancient, it has never lost its relevance. Though battered, no one has ever improved on its content. Though old, it never fails to offer something pure, something wise, something new. 

The Finishing Touch 

The movie titled Book of Eli happens to be one of my personal favorite movies of all time. The story revolves around Eli, a nomad in a post-apocalyptic world, who is told by a "voice" to deliver his copy of a "mysterious" book to a safe location on the West Coast of the United States. My dear friends, that "voice" happens to be God. The "mysterious" book happens to be the book you read daily. It's called the Bible. 

This amazing book is indeed mysterious in some instances. In other instances, this book is openly candid about numerous subject matter. The Bible is the greatest book ever written. It has survived numerous persecutions. It has survived numerous criticism. Yet, in spite of it all, continues to be the most widely read book in all of human history. 

The Bible is also known as God's Word. The Bible is God's megaphone to our lost and dying world. The Bible provides us the guidelines to living a wholesome life in all areas of our lives. The Bible also warns us about the consequences of sin. The Bible is filled with amazing, life-applying stories from the book of Genesis to Revelation. The Bible reveals to us numerous characters who we can relate to in the different phases of our lives. The Bible is living, breathing manual that provides us with "Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth". 

My dear friends, "Eli" is short for bELIeve. In order for the Bible to come alive in our lives, we must believe in the contents of God's Word. We must believe that what the Bible tells us. It is that belief in God's Word that will validate our faith. It is that belief, when lived out in our lives, that will have everyone that is not familiar with God's Word to want to inquire on what kind of a difference the Bible has made in our lives. When it's all said and done, the Bible provides us the opportunity to get to know God more intimately. It helps us to understand the role that Jesus has always played in the lives of a believer from Old Testament times to New Testament times to the times we are living right now. The Bible also helps us in understanding our relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Bible is indeed the Book of books! The Bible is to be believed, taught, and lived out in our lives. All of us need the courage to share the contents of the Bible to everyone that is living in darkness so that the light of God's Word can shed light into the different situations that they are confronted with. Be encouraged! God's Word is never given in vain. 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).