Yeah for the Bible!
Yeah for the Bible! What I mean is the God who made the earth wanted us to know him. Therefore, he became a man. Then he died on a Roman Cross to save us and get our attention at the same time. However, 21st century man would be lost without the Word of God.
Again and again the Bible brings the lost back to our true God. He bleeds out of the pages. Are you familiar with Hebrews 4:12?
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
If you cannot nod to say that’s true, then I plead with you to open it more. You also can find that it is alive.
My grandmother who may have been the first evangelical in my family in generations wrote me when she was 92 and said:
Jim, I am reading the Bible from the beginning this year and it is just like brand new.
Yes, my Lutheran grandmother could attest that the Bible she had known her whole life was brand new.
Our Kids Can Find It Too As We Live It Out
I never buried my kids in Bible teaching and did not take them to church. I went. Yet, my passion for this book drew them, so each of them between age 14 and 17 came to me and said, “Dad, can we read the Bible together?”
Then, we started to read one of the Gospels and then more and more Bible books, different for each child. They find life in it just as my grandmother and I did. My wife listens to it in audio and often recounts Hebrews 4:12 as so true, which reminded me to note it here.
Yeah for the Bible, So Old Yet Alive
The Bible is not a dogmatic book to chain us down and make us feel bad though it can when we are led the wrong way.
It is a book with life that shows the heart of our creator God. It sees us and cuts us to the core. We can ask our non Christian or Christian friends if we can pray for them. We can also ask them if they ever want to read the Bible together. Sometimes, they will surprise you with yes to the Bible. It has me.