My first thought when thinking of the letter "B" was my bible. As I look around my home I see that over the years I have collected quite a few. I love my bibles. Some are pristine, barely touched. Others are so highlighted and written in that I am sure they are thicker now than when I originally bought them.
I love my bible(s). They mean so much to me. I do have a favourite for studying, a favourite for highlighting, and a favourite for just looking things up in. I especially love my "go to" bible. Its an amplified version and it is where I don't mind making notes. Where I add stuff I've learnt or make marks to remind me of things I need to follow up on.
Its not only what the bible means to me as a book, it is also what it represents:
- It is God's word
- Its His "how to" manual for us
- It holds a multitude of wise words
- It reveals to us God's Father heart, His love for us
- It reveals to us His plan and purpose for us
- It holds the keys to many situations we find ourselves in
- It teaches us about God and about man
- It teaches us about ourselves.
Without God I am lost. But I think if I did not have access to my bible I would also be lost. Just walking into my home and seeing a bible lying here, one over there, another waiting on my bag for church... gives me a sense of peace. I can only imagine how much more difficult it would be not having access to God's word. We would have to memorize way more efficiently than we do now. We would have to memorize huge chunks of scripture so that in times of emotional distress and need we could bring God's word to mind. We are currently very blessed to have open and free access to the bible and I hope and pray that will never change.
1 Peter 1 v 25: But the word of the Lord endures for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached to you.
Heb 4 v 12: For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
I encourage you today to keep the word close to you. If you have a smart phone, no doubt you have a bible app on it. Check it out often, inhale and absorb God's word. The bible is a great gift to us.
#wisdom - What is the Lord teaching me here about wisdom?
I believe that the Lord is reminding me that His word, in my bible is a great gift. One that I should not take lightly and one I should hang onto tightly. I need to get more of His word into my head and heart too, so should I ever not have access to a bible, His word is in me already.