Friday April 15- Doing The Bible

Psalm 1:4-6

But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly. For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.

Without the Scripture to guide us, we are like tumbleweed. Being blown around, influenced by whatever is current or popular. Unless your wisdom is informed by the Word of God, it is not wise. I don’t think this true because the Bible says so, I know this is true because the Bible works.

Sometimes, we Christians spend too much time trying to convince people that we are the pure Bible people. We use words like, The Bible is “inerrant” or the Bible is “infallible.” We say things like, “We are a Bible-believing church.”

Maybe that’s helpful, or maybe we are just throwing around a bunch of words.

You see, I don’t need you to make declarations about the Bible. I’ll tell you how well it is working for you by spending time with you and seeing what kind of a person you are. How much of that inerrant, infallible word is soaking into you? Does your life resemblance someone who is familiar with Jesus?

A joy-filled, gracious encouraging person is someone I want to spend time with. Someone who is interested in me.  Then, as we grow in our relationship, I will want to get to know the resources that have influenced your life. And, voila, I get to know the Scriptures.

See how easy that was? This would have saved thousands upon thousands of hours in church conventions since the beginning of time arguing about who likes the Bible more than the other guy or who is better at interpreting it.

Here it is in 10 seconds. Does the Bible work? All those in favor, say, “Aye.”

Me

Spend some time asking God to give you a thirst for his Word. Then meditate on some passages. Like Psalm 1 and Psalm 2.