Thursday, March 15, 2012

Where Does Your Hunger Drive You?

For many of us our Bible can mean so much and is highly treasured. That's no different for me either. For the past 5 or so years my sword of choice has been an amazing, old school Nelson NKJV wide-margin Bible, which is bulky and weighs about 2lbs. It's so marked up and has been used extensively. I have no intention of ditching this workhorse Bible of mine, but due to its size and weight it's not the most easily transported sword. It will still be my mainstay for studying and in the office, but for transportation purposes I purchased a sweet Holman ultra thin Bible. If my wide-margin Bible is my sword, I guess you could call this new and smaller one my dagger :) As I've been reading this new Bible over the past few days, I've noticed something amazing. Just like someone who's starving for food who goes to an "all you can eat" buffet, I've found myself with the same appetite for my brand new, unmarked, unused Word of God. There's something about reading a Bible that's not all marked up. There's no underlining, highlighting, circling, notes to self, or anything else. So as I'm reading, it's like everything is new, fresh and exciting. It reminds me of when I was first saved and how sometimes I wouldn't even go to bed at night because I couldn't put down my Bible. Hebrews 4:12 is as real to me today as it was in February 1989 when I became a believer when it says, "For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires." The Bible is amazing! And I'm so excited to keep digging into my new one and allowing it to speak to me, strengthen me, instruct me and help me grow in my faith. Have you dug into your Bible today?

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