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Sunday, April 6, 2014

How Deep Would You Dig, In Order To Get To The Money?

   A friend make a very insightful comment this morning. She had been a Christian for many years, but never got into the habit of reading the Bible until two years ago. She made a challenge and said that if you asked anyone around, they probably would not be reading their Bibles either.
  I thought that was interesting, but really insightful. It would seem like anyone who is a born-again Christian would be reading their Bibles, every day, but that is not what is happening. I can think of only two reasons. One of them I covered in a recent blog, that has to do with our being pragmatic. That simply means that we want instant answers and we live for convenience and comfort. Anything hard or that requires work is out of the question. And since reading the Bible would involve work, we simple don't do it. But another reason might be, because we haven't been born again yet. Unless God is indwelling a person by His Holy Spirit, that person will not see God, nor will he or she understand or even want the things of God.
 Here is a question I throw out to you: If you knew there was a jar of several $100 bills 10 feet under the ground in your back yard, would you dig it up? What if the jar of bills was 6 feet under the ground? Or 2 feet? How much work would be involved on your part, to get to the money? Would it be worth it?
  Reading the Bible is much like eating, but in a spiritual sense. We nourish our spirits with God's word. It is good to memorize Scripture, but unless we digest God's word and it becomes part of us, it doesn't have an affect on our lives. We want to be spiritually healthy, and we need spiritual food to feed ourselves with.
   When we digest the word, the Holy Spirit activates God's word in our hearts. We can read the Bible and the whole story makes sense to us. When we are hungry for God, then we will want to know Him. We can know Him, and learn about Him through the Scriptures, which is worth more than all the gold in the world!

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,

    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.
Psalm 1:1-3 NIV

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