Monday, January 7, 2013

Read Your Bible

If [God] tears down, none can rebuild; 
if he shuts a man in, none can open. 
If he withholds the waters, they dry up;
    if he sends them out, they overwhelm the land.
With him are strength and sound wisdom;
    the deceived and the deceiver are his.
Job 12:14-16

Christians ostensibly care what the Bible says; we pride ourselves on living "by the book," and hold it to be our highest and most reliable source of truth in this modern information age. Christian, are you getting the truth in you? You'll miss out if you skim the surface looking for the "good stuff," or sit in church waiting to be spoon-fed. The book of Job is a classic example of unclaimed treasure. Unless you dig in and read through the entire collection of work in this unified anthology we call the Bible, you are going to miss it.

Christian, you say you believe the Bible. Do you also like to say you believe in the power of prayer? I do. The words above, poetry of one whose world was turned topsy turvy, work their way into my prayers on a regular basis, especially when the events of the day leave a heavy question mark hanging over my head (and they often do). When I feel my hands are tied and all I can do is pray, I can be glad! God proves true to the description above, and can be trusted to bring balance, put things in order, and set things straight. 

From Day 6 (see Hard Copy Reading Plan at right). Don't miss out; read your Bible

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