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Bye Book

In Charlie Kang on February 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm

 

“Bye book”, said McBain with no remorse or respect for the book.  We, like McBain, tend to treat “the book aka the Bible” this way.  Sure we don’t blow away the Bible with a small hand cannon, but our approach to God’s Word could be just as severe.  It is because we have the wrong mindset approaching the Bible; where we feel the need to “blast away” the parts of the Bible that we don’t like when in reality, the Bible should be blasting away us away (lol).  The Bible is a weapon which reveals and destroys the sins that are in our lives.

Hebrews 4:12 states, “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

God’s living word should be messing up our lives!  The Bible is a double-edged sword, not just for fighting the Enemy, but also for killing the sin that lies hidden in the deepest crevices of our hearts.  One of the reasons why there’s little differences between a Christian and a non-Christian is because of a lack of Bible reading in the Christian’s life.  The sword lays in the scabbard when it sits on your bedroom dresser unopened.  Christian, you do well to read and meditate upon it every single day!

I hope this year at OMC we will be people formed by the book.  That we are people who don’t blow the Bible away, but are blown away by the Bible (HAHA).  I am praying for you all (especially NET and AWANA) to make the Bible more precious to you than it was last year.  God bless, and happy reading!

– PC

For reasons why Bible reading isn’t legalism, John Piper wrote an excellent blog post recently about the importance of reading God’s Word.  It’s way better than mine so you should probably read it.

http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/read-your-bible-more-and-more

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