I asked my husband the other day if I could tear up his Bible.
“You know the Amplified Bible sitting on your bedside table? You aren’t reading it and mine has fallen apart so I want to tear yours up now.”
He gave me a leather bound New Living Translation back a few years ago which now sits as a used antique on the front desk. I loved that Bible but it began falling apart so we got a New International hard back that is no longer in one piece.
As I stole his I reminded him that he most likely won’t ever see it again; nor will it be readable. His job keeps us filled with every kind of pen, pencil and Sharpee available. He gave me 4 new gel highlighters so his Bible will be filled with color.
This in no way is a self-aggrandizement or the “bragging rights” of a Pharisee.
More than anything it is the desire to read God’s word out of need to be more like Jesus. Anxiety and stress also add to opening the pages so hopefully I won’t make the stupid choices and mistakes as in the past; including yesterday.
Wisdom and knowledge are waning in people. Not that we had a great deal to begin with but the outright ignorance that spouts out of the mouths of supposedly intelligent and educated Americans is beyond belief.
To be honest, one has to wonder how many of them know what day it is.
The Bible is more than just God’s word. It is the Creator of the Universe speaking.
He has inspired the pages; written his whispers of infinite information that only he knows.
He has graced each letter, number, name, place and event as codes of seasons and space.
The past, present and future was written from beginning to end giving history a timetable endorsed by Heaven.
When you read his words acknowledging him, a natural supernatural experience grows from your heart.
The more you ponder or meditate upon this eye-opening book, his divine character becomes your thoughts, your wishes and aspirations. He begins a journey of planting who we are into his existence.
The chapters and verses he has handed to humanity are a culmination of Jesus; the Christ risen. Within his person reigns the only life worth living.
Through the torn pages of a Bible are remnants of a life changed; sealed and stamped with the blood of one who makes all the difference.
His words become our life so we can become rivers of living water for others.