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What's worse than not having something you really need? I would say having something you really need but don't use. I just heard this statistic yesterday, that only approximately 16% of Christians read their Bibles everyday, and it killed me to believe that it's true. I am always hearing people saying things like "How can we know the will of God?" or "I just don't know what to do about ______." or "I don't know where the money's coming from to pay my bills this month?". You can insert any anxious, fearful or concerning thought you've heard or may have thought yourself.
The point is, every answer to every question in our lives is in The Book. We may sometimes need some personal input but essentially every thing we need is in there. But if you don't read the Word, you won't know the Word. If you don't know the Word you are unarmed in a terribly threatening world. You can't get enough Word of God from a 30 minute sermon on Sunday. We have absolutely no answer for those who have heard the word of Darwin and hold to that without knowing the truth first.
Do you remember after Jesus was baptized and the Holy Spirit came upon Him where He went next? He went to be tested by Satan in the desert. What did Jesus (God in the flesh) say each and every time Satan tempted Him? It is written... He could have said I'm God and you're not so get out of here. No! He quoted the scriptures back to the only other person in the universe who knew them as well as He did. It is written... man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
Here's a quick little test to see if you know the scriptures well enough. Complete this scripture, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick..." You don't have to quote the text and give it away, just an honest I know it or I don't will suffice. I trust you. If you don't know the rest of it you are missing the whole point to this text because we are not to have hope deferred or sick hearts , souls or bodies. Many people have gotten good at quoting a few verses, but without knowing the context they are as Solomon said- "MEANINGLESS".
Did you know how easy it is to read the Bible every year? It takes the average person about 70-75 hours to read the whole bible. That's just a work week to some people I know. Slice it up and it amounts to 12 minutes a day! Surely you can think of one thing you do that takes 12 minutes a day that you might sacrifice. If that is too much for you, download the bible to your iPod and listen to it in your car or on your jog or at work. Even our chickens listen to the bible in the barn 24/7... and they are some good eggs too boy let me tell you. You can go to a website and have it sent to your iPhone everyday! It's insane how easy it is in today's technology world to read the bible every day.
Do you know what was happening 500 years ago? America was being discovered, the printing press was invented, the reformation was about to take place and society was celebrating the glories of the long bow! Today we have the economic changes, the nuclear race in south Asia the dismantling of the Euro zone and the UN being run into the ground. In such times can you afford to not have God speaking to you? And God will speak to you primarily through His word. If you don't read the thing, you will be left to your own devices and knowledge,
It is written...
New King James Version (NKJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Afterthought: Since I wrote this yesterday, Bonnie came home with a story illustrating this very point. On her bus, one child's mother called in to say that her boy was having problems with the child next to him and could they change his seat. Small changes in the world of the "short bus" kids can often cause problems. She was just talking with her aid that everything we need to know is in the bible. (great minds think alike) He already stated that this would be a big problem and Bonnie just said let's see what the bible says about it. Her aid just grumbled something about nothing in the bible about bus driving. Within a few moments Bonnie looks up from the bible saying "Grace has been given to me therefore I must give grace myself. She says "We'll let the kids decide where to sit! They will make the right decision." She did and all the kids picked new seats and were excited about it not upset. The problem children were separated and yet another thing happened too. Two children wanted to sit next to her aid and he felt wanted too! Yes, everything we need to know about everything is in this BOOK.
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