Two men were having an intense discussion about the Bible. Said one, “So, you think that you know a lot about the Bible. O. K. Here’s ten dollars that says you can’t repeat the Lord’s Prayer without making a mistake.”
The other quickly replied, “Here’s twenty dollars that says I can.” With a brave smile and a voice filled with confidence he began: “Now, I lay me down to sleep…”
Interrupting him, his friend said, “You sure surprised me. I didn’t think you knew it. Here’s the money.”
What an insightful story. Over one hundred million Bibles are sold each year. How astounding! Dare we ask: What difference will they make in the lives of people who purchased them? Or, what difference has the Bible made in the lives of those of us who have owned one for years? With all of the Bibles in circulation, no one can estimate how many are opened, read, understood, believed and have brought about changes in the lives of the owners.
People, even Bible owners, seem to be losing their moral compass. There is a lack of direction, determination and diligence to live God-honoring lives. The Psalmist said that the only way a person can “stay pure” is to “obey Your Word and follow its rules.” No matter how corrupt our environment may be, or how strong the temptations, or how much the “evil one” may try us, we can “stay pure” if we stay in His Word – the Bible.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to allow Your Word to make a difference in our lives as we accept and apply its truth. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 119:9-16 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.