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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Send it Back!

One afternoon a preacher went to visit a family in his congregation. As soon as he entered the home, the mother volunteered a tour of the humble abode. She showed the preacher her antiques, furniture, and even the family’s large Bible on the bookshelf. Hoping that her minister would view her as a devout Christian, she kept talking about “God’s book”, and how important it was to her family. Her seven year old son listened carefully, but then interrupted the conversation and said, “Well, if that’s God’s book, we better send it back. We never read it.”
Are you using God’s book that’s on loan to you? If your GPS gets used more than your Bible, your sense of direction is severely misguided. If your recipe book is more worn than the pages of your text, you aren’t gaining the nourishment you need. If your check book ledger is closer to your heart than the pages of scripture, you’re storing up treasures in the wrong place.
God’s book, for your hands. God’s book, for your life. Are you using it, or should you send it back?