The other day my 5-year-old daughter and I were traveling to the driving range to hit a few balls. On the dash of my truck is a New Testament. Katelyn (my daughter) picked it up and started to thumb through it. She looked at me and said, “Daddy I can read this.” I said, “Okay what does it say?” She paused for a long moment. I said, “That book could be summed up in three words.” She looked at the book then back at me with this grin and said, “Jesus loves me.” I replied, “Bingo, you got it, that is the correct answer.” That little grin turned into the most beautiful smile.
Even though my daughter cannot read yet, she is interested in Gods word. Do you make Gods word available? Do you have a Bible or New Testament in your vehicle, at work, on you, or other places you spend a good deal of time? Why not? Could not God’s word provide you with direction in all your daily activities?
I cannot count the opportunities (but I thank God for each one) when I have been able to reach in my back pocket and pull out the testament I carry there and witness to someone. That provides the written proof so many people need now a day. They can actually see God’s word and believe what you tell them. In John 5:39, Jesus said, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are which testify of me.”
Psalms 1:2 says, “But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” Do you have his word with you day and night to read and meditate on? There is no place, or time, where the Bible does not apply to a Christian’s life. It is our guidebook to life and living. When in doubt, “Read the directions.”
Ephesians 6:17 says, “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” The preceding verses (Ephesians 6:13-16) tell us of our defense against evil; the only offensive weapon is the sword of the Spirit, the word of God. Are you equipped to fight the good fight? Do you have your sword?
Second Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
What a blessing God gave us by inspiring the men who wrote the Bible! The good book is not just a “Sunday only” book. Don’t put it on the shelf till next Sunday. Use it daily and watch the improvements. Read, meditate, and live the directions God has provided us.
“Oh how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.” (Psalms 119:97-98)
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalms 119:105)