Clever Quote

Thursday, February 17

The old saying goes..."If your Bible is falling apart, your life probably isn't." This clever little quote might make you chuckle at its simplistic, sing-songy message, but if you read it again you will find it has a certain frankness. “If your Bible is falling apart, your life probably isn’t.”

The Bible is exploding with revelations from God to us. His word reveals to us His character, His control, His supremacy, His plan, and our purpose. His word is flawless (Ps. 18:30), victorious (Luke 1:37), alive (Hebrew 4:12), and eternal (Isaiah 40:8). We cannot live without it! (Matthew 4:4)

And yet… somehow we do. We still sleep, eat, work, shop, chat, blog, vacation, exercise, age.  We still graduate high school, get a job, fall in love, get married, have babies. We might "know" we need the word of God, but we view our devotions as time consuming instead of life-giving.  We spend more time in the world then time in the word. We develop bad habits and are too idle to change them. Time in God’s word becomes just another task to check of the list, after laundry and making dinner. Instead of being our source of life, it’s hardly a priority.

We struggle to know God. We struggle to understand life. But how can we really know Jesus Christ and understand His direction for our life if we are not in His word for days, weeks, or even months at a time? The answer is simple… we can’t. We will be lost, confused, broken, and hurting.  We will drowned in the messiness of life.  Thank God His word has the power to renew, transform, and redeem. Let it change your life.

Luke 11:28 | “Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”
James 4:8 | Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.

I guess the bottom line is…is your Bible falling apart or is your life? 

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