Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thought Provoking Thursday

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This was found in the commentary in the front of our 
John MacArthur study Bible.

THE BIBLE

This book contains:  
the mind of God, 
the state of man, 
the way of salvation, 
the doom of sinners, 
and the happiness of believers. 

It's doctrine is holy, 
its precepts are binding,
its histories are true, 
and its decisions are immutable.

Read it to be wise, 
believe it to be saved, 
and practice it to be holy.

It contains light to direct you, 
food to support you, 
and comfort to cheer you.



It is the traveler's map, 
the pilgrim's staff, 
the pilot's compass, 
the soldier's sword, 
and the Christian's charter.


Here heaven is open, 
and the gates of hell are disclosed.

Chris is the grand subject, 
our good its design, 
and the glory of God its end. 


It should fill the memory, 
rule the heart, 
and guide the feet.

Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully.  
It is a mine of wealth, 
health to the soul, 
and a river of pleasure. 


It is given to you here in this life, 
will be opened at the judgment, 
and is established forever.

It involves the highest responsibility, 
will reward the greatest labor, 
and condemn all who trifle with its contents.

Therefore, we never stop thanking God that when you received his message from us, you didn’t think of our words as mere human ideas. You accepted what we said as the very word of God—which, of course, it is. 
And this word continues to work in you who believe.
I Thessalonians 2:13

AMEN....and AMEN!!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

5 comments:

  1. Wow! What an awesome message before you even get to Genesis 1:1!

    Thanks Deb!



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  2. These same words you will find inside the front pages of every little pocket size New Testament from the Gideon's International. Beautiful words and how true

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24