Chasing God's Word

Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Even though my e-reader and I were barely on speaking terms, I was determined to take advantage of an offer for a free Bible. Nothing worked. Then, I got my friend involved. She couldn't help me, but she decided to get it for herself! That Bible was free only for a few days and we were determined to have it! What on earth were we thinking?

We called in experts; we travelled to other experts; no matter, still no Bible. Eventually, after many hours of Bible chasing, we finally caught it. It only took us two whole days and every spare minute of our time, but eventually, we succeeded. The free Bible was ours!

I have several Bible versions right at my fingertips in my own house, in my own bookcase. I could have pursued them. I asked myself when I had last chased the Word of God with such perseverance. And when would I ever chase it again with such wild abandon?

Well, this is why I should have been chasing it:

2 Timothy 3:16 – Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action). (AMP)

"Obedience": It's hard to obey what we don't know. That's why we have to read the book. That's why God wrote it. If you have never read the Bible, start in the Book of John and keep going. You will love it. You might even want to chase it yourself.

We are privileged in North America to have access to any Bible we want. Surely we should take advantage of that. Many do not have access to their own Bible, or any Bible at all.

    Did you know that when you carry the Bible, Satan has a headache? When you open it, he collapses. When he sees you reading it, he loses his strength. And when you believe/stand on the Word of God, Satan can't hurt you! – Rosemary Rennison

Prayer: Father, give us the desire, the yearning to read Your Word and then obey it, for Christ's sake and for ours! Amen.

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    A very good word Brenda.

    You are quite right Brenda. Good word.

    Created in the image of God, who spoke the universe into being.

    Thanks for your devotion again!! you have such blessed readings.

    Thanks Brenda for the reminder of the value of God’s word. Blessings.

    You are to be commended on this one. Thanks for sharing this experience.

    Amen! Far better to chase after God’s Word than to chase after the wind Ecclesiastes 1: 14.

    I should have known it was you.
    Blessings to you and God bless.

    Good message, Brenda! Everything we need to know is in the Bible. More importantly the person we need to know and have a personal relationship with is in the Bible. Blessings.

    Hi Brenda:
    Now you can catch your breath and read your “new” Bible. Good for you – you did it!

    Brenda – I loved this devotional; it was presented with enthusiasm and clarity. I pray that many will take heart and want to read His word, right away! And may there be others who want to believe and accept the God of the Bible. God bless.

    Dear Brenda,
    Nice thought. Blessings.

    Enjoyed this “story”, could so see myself in it, trying to get something free and not being too good on the computer. Also really liked your ending for is it not the truth? Yes I should be chasing after the Bible more than ever.

    Another lovely devotional today Brenda. On another note, does the “free” Bible provide you with any more wisdom than the ones you already have?
    Trust you are enjoying these beautiful summer days. God’s richest blessings to you and yours.

    Dear Brenda,
    Was your e-reader (with whom you “were barely on speaking terms”) a live person, or a computer-like gadget?
    Or, if one of you could “get” the Bible electronically, why could not both of you?
    I don’t understand. Were you and your friend or e-reader in competition for the one Bible? If so, why?
    Or were you both wanting the same Bible to share it and to read together?
    Is the Bible now on someone’s e-reader or on two persons’ e-readers? If so, I hope you can share it.
    Your prayer is super:
    Prayer: Father, give us the desire, the yearning to read Your Word and then obey it, for Christ’s sake and for ours! Amen.
    Maybe, if I were more savvy about technology, I wouldn’t be asking these questions.

    Most invigorating chase. I hope I shall always be so determined.

    Excellent and wise.


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