The Bible Lives!

The Bible Lives!                                                            February 19, 2023

Generation follows generation – yet it lives.

Nations rise and fall – yet it lives.

Kings, dictators, presidents come and go – yet it lives.

Hatred, despised, cursed – yet it lives.

Condemned by atheists – yet it lives.

Scoffed by scorners – yet it lives.

Exaggerated by fanatics – yet it lives.

Misconstrued and misstated – yet it lives.

Its inspiration denied – yet it lives.

Yet it lives – as a lamp unto our feet (Psalms 119:105).

Yet it lives – as a light to our path (Psalms 119:105).

Yet it lives – as the gate to heaven (Revelation 22:14).

Yet it lives – as a standard for childhood (Deuteronomy 6:1-2, 6, 7; Ephesians 6:4; II Timothy 3:15).

Yet it lives – as a guide for youth (Ecclesiastes 12:1; II Timothy 3:15).

Yet it lives – as an inspiration for the matured (Proverbs 16:31).

Yet it lives – as a comfort for the aged (Leviticus 19:32; Ecclesiastes 12:1-7).

Yet it lives – as food for the hungry (Psalms 146:7; Matthew 5:6).

Yet it lives – as water for the thirsty (Isaiah 44:3; John 4:14; John 6:35).

Yet it lives – as rest for the weary (Isaiah 28:12; Matthew 11:28).

Yet it lives – as light for the heathen (Isaiah 42:6; Isaiah 49:6; Acts 13:47).

Yet it lives – as salvation for the sinner (Psalms 19:7; I Corinthians 15:1-2).

Yet it lives – as grace for the Christian (I Corinthians 1:4-6).

To know it is to love it (Psalms 119:167).

To love it is to accept it (I Thessalonians 2:13).

To accept it means life eternal (John 6:63; John 17:3; I John 2:3)

“The word of our God shall stand forever” (Isaiah 40:8; cf. I Peter 1:25).

By Mike Riley