I love a well-worn Bible. This one was my mother’s, given to her and my dad by her mother, my grandmother. We are so blessed in this country to have a Bible and the freedom to read and study it!
Yet so many people have Bibles that are literally gathering dust on their coffee table or book shelf. I have the urge to write “Read Me!” in the dust when I see that.
The Bible is God’s holy Word. It’s not only a love story from God to man, but a revelation of his perfect plan and a practical guide for everyday concerns. Approach it with reverence and be in the Word daily.
How many Bibles are in your home? Have you read one of them? What if God were to one day say to you, “Was the eighty years I gave you not long enough for you to read my book?”
Joy to the world the Lord is come; let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, and heav’n and nature sing, and heav’n and nature sing, and heav’n, and heav’n and nature sing.
He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove the glories of His righteousness, and wonders of His love, and wonders of His love, and wonders, wonders of His love.
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth” (Psalms 98:4 NIV)
“In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” (John 1:4-5 NIV)
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:1-2 NIV)
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. (Luke 2:15-20)
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 2:17 NIV)
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2 NIV)
The designer of our bodies also created the perfect food for us and provided a user’s guide. To understand how to achieve and maintain health, we have only to turn to the Bible.
Your body is designed with the God-given ability to stay healthy and to regain health. My book, “Morning By Morning Pathway to Health”, applies biblical principles to health and shows how a daily commitment and the faithfulness of God can transform your health.
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” (Isaiah 49:15-16 NIV)
God’s compassion for his children infinitely exceeds the compassion of parents for their children. By engraving us on the palms of his hands, he symbolizes that he is always mindful of us. Perhaps this even may allude to the wounds on Christ’s hands by which we remember that he suffered and died for each of us.