Good Morning February 8

What do you think of your Bible? A strange question perhaps, but think about it. We say the Bible is God’s holy word. Does that mean it is to be worshiped, put in a special place and honored? By no means. On the one hand your Bible is a material object like any other book. It is a possession you have to be used. And I encourage you to use it. Write in it. Underline places you find meaningful. Write notes in the margins. The writer of the letter to the Hebrews said, “The word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”(4:12) The Bible is not like a novel to be read once and put on the shelf. It is, in fact, God speaking to you. It is a conversation between you and the good Lord who made you. It is a “living and active word” that speaks to your “soul and spirit”. So the material book itself is only an object like many others we have for daily use. It is the truth that is in it that keep us opening it day by day as the food that sustains our life.