Thursday, February 18, 2010

Selecting a Bible, Part 4 (Conclusion)

*This article is posted with permission from its author, Wayne Goforth, and was published in Preceptor Magazine.

Whichever Bible you may choose, read it, love it and live it. Bibles are not lucky rabbits feet to keep around for luck, or a press for birth and death notices and 4-leaf clovers. It is God’s Word to you and me. While we are searching for individual copies of God’s Word that will last a lifetime, remember that though paper and leather are consumed by time, God’s Word will stand forever. 

1Pet 1:24-25 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.



 "Generations follow generations -- yet it lives.  
Nations rise and fall -- yet it lives.
Kings, dictators, presidents come and go -- yet it lives.
Torn, condemned, burned -- yet it lives.
Hated, despised, cursed -- yet it lives.
Doubted, suspected, criticized -- yet it lives.
Damned by atheists -- yet it lives.
Scoffed at by scorners -- yet it lives.
Misconstrued and misstated -- yet it lives.
Ranted and raved about -- yet it lives.
Its inspiration denied -- yet it lives."

"Yet it lives -- as a lamp to our feet.
Yet it lives -- as a light to our path.
Yet it lives -- as a guidebook for Heaven.
Yet it lives -- as a standard for childhood.
Yet   it   lives   --   as   a guide for youth.
Yet   it   lives   --   as   a comfort for the aged.
Yet   it   lives   --   as   food for the hungry.
Yet   it   lives   --   as   water for the thirsty.
Yet   it   lives   --   as   rest for the weary.
Yet   it   lives   --   as   light for the heathen.
Yet   it   lives   --   as   salvation for the sinner.
Yet   it   lives   --   as   grace for the Christian."
"To know It is to love It.
To love It is to accept It.
To accept Its Christ means Life Eternal."

Wayne Goforth

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