Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Talking Back to the Preacher!

Psalm 119:9 (New King James Version)
How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.

The church was full, the pews were packed, the songs had been sung. It was now time to open the Word of God. As I often do, I asked the question, "If you have your Bible, hold it up in the air?"
From somewhere in the midst of the crowd, a little boy's voice rang out,
" I don't have a Bible?" We all laughed at his honesty, and later found out that he does have a Bible.

The truth is, that is exactly the way many christians live. We have plenty of Bibles on the shelves, but we don't have too much of it in our hearts. I have 9 Bibles in my study at church alone.

We can say that we don't have certain things, but God has given us what we need. Philippians 4:19 (New King James Version)
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Can you imagine a christian in a foreign country who cannot even get a Bible, thinking that someone has 9 at the tip of their fingers? And if they were able to even get a copy, risking their lives just reading it.

As you go home tonight, remember that God has given you a book, a book that you had better not take for granted. While christians are being persecuted for their faith, remember Jesus laid down His life so that we could live.

The Bible will tell the story. Jump in and look for Jesus! It won't take you long to find Him.