We are in awe of technology. Let’s face it, most of us do not understand how it works, but we have the faith to believe that if we turn on our computers they will run. We trust that the plane will fly, that the cell phone will connect us to a loved one, that the TV will not only show people talking but we will hear them. The list could go on and on.
I remember when my friend told me about the ipod. She said I could store all my CD’s in this little thing. Even pick out which color I wanted. I believed her and went on to discover it for myself. I was amazed. It doesn’t make any sense to me … and yet, it didn’t take long to discover for myself she was right. It works! It is really cool! I still don’t understand how it works. I don’t really care how it works. It just does and I am happy.
So why is opening our Bibles not met with the same eagerness? Is it not more amazing than how an ipod works? The results are better and won’t go out of style when a better one comes along.
Faith comes from hearing, hearing the Word of God. The Word of God has everything we need for life and godliness. Do you believe that by reading the Word of God, you will be transformed into the image of Christ? If you believe it by faith as I do, then you are reading it everyday right? Ok, so how come so many Christians are not reading it? Do they not believe that they are sanctified by truth and the Word is truth?
When I am not in the “mood” to be in the Word the problem isn’t the Bible … the problem is operator error. I am not reading it with the right intention or with my heart being humble and willing to change. The Word is living and active, sharper than any two edged sword. Can I encourage you to just have the same faith that you have when you turn on your favorite electronic devise, that if you open the Word, it will do what God says it will do? It will not come back empty. We need to open it and read it with the expectation that it will teach and change us, that God will speak to us, that it will get us to the destination God has intended for our lives.
I can’t explain how it works but, I know that there are promises in that book … better than all your CD’s on an ipod.
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i’m sure you saw bob kauflin’s fantastic article on the ipod. check it out if you haven’t.
the site looks great. good work.