Reading Bibles Only on the Edges

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Bible reading, though discouraged by some, is a wonderful privilege as well as an essential for Christian living (Acts 17:11). Being greater than any product of purely human genius, the Bible cannot but be a benefit to man.

In studying the Scriptures man receives lasting blessings:

1. Strength. Who doesn’t need greater strength for the heavy loads of life? Proverbs 24:5 says “a man of knowledge increaseth strength.”

2. Happiness. The common objective of human beings is to be happy. The Bible must be central in the search for happiness for success to be realized. Psalm 1:1,2 says the blessed (happy) man has “his delight in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. ”

3. The approval of God. (2 Timothy 2:15). No higher goal in life is there than to seek God’s favor.

Patrick Henry, near death, said “Here is a book, the Bible, worth more than all others that were ever printed; yet it is my misfortune never to have found time to read it.”

Reader, apply yourself to the Scriptures and then apply the Scriptures to your life (Galatians 3:26,27).

Bill Dillon
Gospel Gems Vo. 1

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