Ginrich's Devotional Blog

July 18, 2017

Holy Bible

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 7:52 pm

Romans 15:4 4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. (NIV)

 Every day as I read and meditate on the words in the Holy Bible, I continue to be more and more amazed.  In those pages are the answers to everything I need to know to walk through my life with joy and in obedience to God.  The depth of those words is amazing.  I can read the same verses many times and, according to my circumstances and needs and willingness to listen, get a different perspective every time.  That is why the Holy Bible is also called “The Living Word of God.”  I’ve preached many a sermon on the importance of really reading and meditating on the words in the Bible.  There is no way to do too much.  Yet, reading just to be intellectually enlighten  will not suffice.  Yes, we might be able to quote entire passages from memory but, if they don’t have an impact on our life, if we don’t make the choices that are in agreement with them, the intellectual knowledge isn’t of value to our lives.  We must be sure to read and meditate with the leading and teaching of God’s Holy Spirit to show us how to apply what we read.  It is the Holy Spirit Who brings the words alive in our minds, hearts and lives.  To me, the Holy Bible is the most exciting collection of books to read.  So much so that I must be careful not to read too late into the night or I will be too excited to sleep.  If reading the Bible doesn’t excite you, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to make it real and alive to you.  I guarantee you will never be the same again.

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