Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Essence of All Essential Wisdom

"In the Bible we have the mind of God revealed, the state of man disclosed, the problems of life described, and the mysteries of eternity explained.  Within its stories, sermons, poems, proverbs, prophecies, and promises we find everything we need to know for life and godliness, for time and eternity.

The essence of all essential wisdom is between its covers.  Without the Bible we're lost; it's our map,  Without it we're confused; it's our guide.,  Without it we're doomed; it's our lifeline.  It makes us wise unto salvation (2 Timothy 3:15), and its exceedingly great and precious promises enable us to be "partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust" (2 Peter 1:4).  It's milk to the thirsty and meat to the hungry (Hebrews 5:12-14).  It's a sword for the defense of the mind (Hebrews 4:12) and a mirror for improving our attitudes and behavior (James 1:23-25).  It's seed for our thoughts (1 Peter 1:23), a lamp for the darkness (Psalm 119:105), gold for the poor in spirit (Psalm 19:10), an anchor for the soul (Hebrews 6:18-19), and our daily bread for strength and nourishment (Matthew 4:4)."


Turning Points Magazine and Devotional, January, 2013 pp. 18-19.

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