The Lord who has graced us with His Instruction Manual for life has given
us the gift of our futures. Throughout the Bible's timeless pages we are
forewarned of dangers, given words of edification, wisdom for daily living,
the pathway to salvation, and shown the Savior who took upon Himself our
sins and died in our stead. The Holy Bible is rich in all its ways and is
available to each of us waiting to impart its gifts into our lives.
Never believe the lie that God's Word holds no power, because the truth is
the Bible can change even the worst sinner into a shining light of God's
eternal love and forgiveness. Read and meditate on God's Word everyday that
you are able and receive the blessings that are bestowed upon its pages.
I hope today's message encourages your heart to read the Bible each and
every day and be blessed by the wisdom that is imparted to you.
THE BAKED BIBLE
Several hundred years ago the people of Bohemia were forbidden to possess
or to read the Bible by the Emperor of Austria, to which country Bohemia
then belonged. Nevertheless, many of the people did have Bibles and refused
to give them up.
So soldiers were sent out to search the houses and take any Bible which
might be found. When the people of any village heard that the soldiers
were coming, they made haste to hide their Bibles in some secret place.
Consequently, although the soldiers searched the houses thoroughly and
roughly, many Bibles were not found.
One day the report came to a house that the soldiers were on their way.
There was only a young girl there, and she was kneading dough for bread.
On hearing the breathless whisper of the sentinel, the quick-witted girl
spread out her dough, placed the Bible in the center and, quickly doubling
the dough over it, put it into a big pan and slipped it into the oven.
When the soldiers arrived a few minutes later, she met them at the door,
and in answer to their demand for the Bible, calmly told them to search
and see if there was one in the house. They looked into every corner of
the cottage but found none. When they opened the stove door, they saw only
a large loaf of bread baking.
Years afterward the grandson of the heroine of this story came to America
and settled in northwestern Ohio. He brought with him the Bible which his
grandmother had saved from the soldiers. It had been carefully kept as a
relic of days which, fortunately, are no more.
The Holy Bible is a perfect Book from our perfect God. It is His love
letter to us. Here the Father plans, the Son executes, the Spirit
operates. The way of salvation is given; Heaven is revealed; Hell is
described. The cross is its center, eternal life its fruition and God's
glory its end. By it the soul is cultured, the mind enlightened, the
memory enriched and the heart established.
The Bible is the traveler's guide, the pilgrim's staff, the warrior's sword
and the fighter's shield. It is the telescope of faith, the microscope of
conscience, the mirror of Christ's face and the casket (or jewel box) of
God's grace. It is food for the heart-hungry, drink for the soul-thirsty,
medicine for the sin-sick and life for the spiritually dead.
Read it to be godly; use it to be fruitful; believe it to be faithful;
trust it to have peace. God has magnified His Word above His great name,
and has commanded that it be preached and practiced. It is His standard of
judgment. By it all are wooed and waned, saved or doomed. Read it in the
company of the Author. Be a Bible-read, Bible-fed Christian. It covers the
course of time between two eternities and will live forever.
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
John 1:1-3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were
made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but
thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do
according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way
prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Revelation 3:8 Jesus says “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee
an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and
hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.”
Psalm 34:8-10 “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man
that trusteth in him. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want
to them that fear him. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but
they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: PEACE AMIDST THE PAIN
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem148.htm
Today’s Selected Testimony: ROBERT'S TESTIMONY
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony199.htm
In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry