Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Bible

"This summer I had a teenager approach after I finished preaching to thank me for my message. He then asked me a very serious question. "Could you recommend a good book that would help me in my spiritual growth?" "Sure," I responded. I have one that is a best seller and it has helped millions of people." "Awesome!, " said the teen, "what is it?" I looked down toward his side and said, "You are holding it in your hand . . . it is called the Bible."

We had a good laugh together and then I very seriously challenged him. We often are looking for something special to help us grow when we have the most special thing we could ever have at our finger tips. We ignore and under utilize God's direct words to us. So . . . how are you doing with valuing the Word? We can't make it without it. Nothing wrong with other books, sermons, study guides and commentaries, but don't ever neglect the reading of God's Word. It will continually change you and challenge you towards Christlikeness."
- This was shared on Facebook by Matt Herbster.

Psalms 1:1-3 "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

So what about you, have you read the most inspirational, most informational, life changing book today? - Rejoicing in the present.

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