People Sacrificed So We Can Have the Bible
“From One Christian to Another…”
I’ve talked to Christians and a number of them have admitted they’ve never read the entire Bible. Do we really realize what a treasure we have and what’s riding on it? There are educated individuals who have spent their entire lives translating the Bible for remote tribes around the world. Why are they doing this? Living in remote places and spending their lives for this? It’s because they believe that everyone should be able to read God’s Word in their own language.
Many of Us Take the Bible for Granted
We’ve had the Bible in English for so long we take it completely for granted. We don’t remember that John Wycliff was branded a heretic and lived in fear of his life for translating the Bible into English in the 1400s. John Huss was burned at the stake for standing up for God’s truth in the 1500s. And we can’t even take the time to read the Bible?
Every Part of the Bible has Significance
Even a book that seems boring, like Leviticus, has significance. It tells why God wanted to make rules to set His people apart from other peoples – to follow His law. It explains how He was teaching them to reverence Him, to worship Him.
Reading the Bible is Essential for our Eternal Existence
Have we become lazy Christians? Cultural Christians? Christians by habit? We’ve been raised in the church so we keep going simply because it’s become a pattern of life? Those of us doing that are now dwindling. It takes more commitment. Yet, even those in church don’t bother to read the book that determines their eternal destiny. How many other books have we read that have no significance now? And we can’t take the time to read God’s book written by different authors over a span of a thousand years?
Don’t Make Excuses
Don’t let this be you! Don’t face Jesus in eternity and tell Him you couldn’t be bothered to read His book….you didn’t have time. And don’t read it once. Read it over and over. You may say you don’t have time now. How about an entire eternity to regret it?
Blessings on your journey of faith, anita
Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl and the African Chief
I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!