Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Daily Devotion: The Bible

Bible Reading: Jeremiah 23:23-29

Key Verse: Verse 29 - “Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?”

Key Words: my word

There is no more important book than God’s Word, the Bible.

God’s Word is a sword (Hebrews 4:12); it is a guide (Psalm 119:105). It is our life (Psalm 119:17). God’s Word is profitable for doctrine - teaching us what is right, for reproof -teaching us what is not right, for correction - teaching us how to get right, and for instruction - teaching us how to stay right (II Timothy 3:16). God’s Word is of the utmost importance to your family.

The truth of the importance of God’s Word is revealed in the following story: In his little volume, Peace in the Valley, Vance Havner writes about his childhood. “The story of my early years might well be called ‘Two Books and A Boy.I grew up in the Carolina hills in an old-fashioned home with a Bible at the heart of it. Father read the Scriptures each evening at family devotions by the light of a kerosene lamp. I began to read the Book early, memorized portions of it, fed upon the stories of its heroes, Joseph and Moses and Samson and David and Daniel. Above all, there was the story of Jesus.

Another book came into my life as a lad. Living as I did in the country, I became interested in the bird life around me. We used to buy boxes of baking soda, each of which contained a card with the picture and description of a bird. I became fascinated with the subject, and one day I secured a little bird guide. It opened a new world.”

The Bible and the bird book did wonders for this young man. God has written his message to us in two books: the revelation of nature and the God-breathed Scriptures. The book of nature is not enough. By it we may know the art of God but not the heart of God. We may know the garden but not the Gardener. So God sent His Son and gave us the account of it in a Book.

That Book is the Bible. Read it; memorize it; live by it.

What to do:
    Have the family memorize verses together.
     Read God’s Word together.    
     Live by the Bible.
     Always remember, if the Bible tells you one thing, but your conscience tells you another - obey the Bible.

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