The Bible

2Tim 3:16. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realise what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. (NLT)
The Bible. The Holy Bible. The Word of God. Holy Scriptures. The Old and New Testaments. No matter what description or name you choose, or use, we can’t get away from the fact that, to a Christian, the most treasured and precious companion is his or her copy of the Bible. What translation do you have? So many to choose from. How blessed we are that we can pick up a Bible and read it without anyone doing anything to stop us. But the wonder of it is underpinned by today’s verse from Paul’s second letter to Timothy – other versions say that all Scripture is ‘God-breathed’. Wow! Can you feel the presence of the Holy Spirit as you lovingly and carefully lift your copy of the Bible? Are you overcome by the emotion of realising that this wonderful Book has God’s fingerprints all over and through it? That He has inspired His faithful servants to write down every thought, story, teaching, description, breathing out His love for us on every verse in the process? Even those tedious and difficult passages in Leviticus? Or the word pictures in Revelation? Do you get a red face when reading the Songs of Solomon? O Lord, let us never lose the wonder of reading the Bible. Bring it to life in our hearts and heads so that we will ‘See you more clearly, Love you more dearly, Follow you more nearly, day by day’. Amen!

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