When I was about six years of age I was privileged to be given a small King James Bible. It was a children’s Bible with beautiful pictures illustrating certain Bible events and such. Though I could not read, I did understand that this book was very special. I was taught to respect God’s Word long before I was able to digest its spiritual content.
God’s Word is absolutely essential to living the Christian life. Without it, nobody could ever come close to knowing what God’s Will is concerning any subject. With such an important role to play in the life of every believer you would think that no child of God would pass up an opportunity to read a portion from The Book! Sadly, many of the Brethren fail to read one verse throughout any given week.
What will it take for people to wake up? It seems that worldly television theologians like Dr. Phil and Oprah have the ear of many around us, but Christians must stay clear of their dangerous ideology! It may easier to sit down to a TV program and get humanistic help than it is to mine out Biblical principles from God’s Holy Word, but a someone who is serious about their walk with God will put forth the effort to find the treasures in the Scriptures.
The Apostle Paul reminded young Timothy that God’s Word was profitable and should be utilized. He said, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” Paul’s instructions make it clear that God’s Word is the essential for the Christian!
What other book can be a consistent source of help for every area of life and be 100% accurate in each and in every situation? The truth is that there is no other book! God’s Word will teach us what is right and what is wrong. It will teach us how to get right with God and how to stay right with God!
Are you reading God’s Word and seeking to apply its principles to your life? If not, then start today. This is the ONLY way you can be assured that you are living a life pleasing unto the Lord!