The Correct Book

Saturday, January 3, 2015
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2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. (NRSV)

Recently, our family, including our eight-year-old granddaughter Elise, came to visit us from Florida. We had a great time raking leaves, picking apples, and visiting with neighbours and friends.

The next morning, as I was sitting in my favourite chair where I have a regular devotional time of meditation, listening, reading God's Word, and prayer, I asked my granddaughter to bring me the Book. Since our living room is full of books on various topics, she asked "Which book?" "Elise, there is only one Book that rises above all the others." She immediately went to the table, where the Bible was sitting, and brought it to me.

We are living in a day and age when there are books on every topic possible. If we follow the advice in these publications, we should be healthier, richer, and happier.

But the Bible has survived the test of time and progress. It is a story that we can read and apply in today's world. The Bible teaches us the truth of God that leads to love and peace.

As Christians, how do we treat the holy Bible? Here we have a book, unlike any other book. This is a divine revelation, a revelation of God that will continue to communicate with people until the end of time.

Where is the Bible in your house? I hope that it is not under a newspaper or a telephone directory. I am sure that if you use it on a regular basis, new learnings will become evident.

Prayer: O Lord, we thank You for providing books on many topics, but we are grateful for the living Word that shines through in the holy Bible. We pray that people today will take the time from their busy schedules to read and study Your Word through the holiest of books, our Bible. Amen.

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Brockville, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Amen William.

    Be encouraged William,
    Thanks for the devotional.

    Dear Mr. Hamblen,
    To your prayer I say, AMEN.
    Keep writing for Jesus’ sake.

    Excellent devotional. Please keep writing!

    Good reminders!

    You are a good example to your granddaughter. Thank you for sharing and happy New Year!

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