Monday, January 5, 2015

Actually, There are Two Bibles

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path” (Psalm 119:105, NIV)

The Bible and a mirror. How many Bibles do you imagine? In a sense, just one but in another sense, two. As you look into the mirror, who do you see? Self. Yes, it reveals self. You are able to see yourself. What you look like. One day, I took a picture with a boy. I showed him the picture and asked which one of us is more handsome. He shook his head and said, “No!” He had no idea he was so handsome.

As you look in the Bible whom do you see? Who is revealed in the Bible? Yes, God. God is revealed as Father who loves and provides for his children. He is revealed as God in Christ who loved us and gave himself for us. He died to take away our sins. Christ was buried but rose again and is alive now. Christ promised us that we will rise from the dead just like him to be with him in a better, more glorious world. Through the Bible, God is revealed as the Holy Spirit who dwells in us and comforts us in sorrow, empowered us for service, guides us in the right directions and strengthens us in our temptations.

Which of these two Bibles is more important? Obviously, yes, the real Bible is more valuable. It helps in this life and leads the way to a better life with him tomorrow. Let me ask another question: Which one do you look in more often? How often do you look in the mirror? Every day, when you brush your teeth, when you comb your hair, when you wash your face. Yet you agree that the real Bible is more important?

Which one do you keep before you most? I hope you look in the real Bible longer at a time. You should study this to learn about our great awesome God and his plan for our lives. This is a sort of “Google map” to show us the way through life and to God’s heavenly kingdom. We want to know more about it that we may help our friends and neighbours to know, experience and love God in Christ too. Which on these two Bible is more important for you now? God’s Word or the person you see in the mirror?

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