Mike sent me the following story with this comment: “Rife with potential!” He was right.
There was a lady who lived by herself. One day she came home and found her house was being robbed and the robber was still there! Well, this lady was very well versed in the Bible and so she shouted at the robber, “Acts 2:38!” That’s the Bible verse that says “…repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins…” Well, the robber stopped dead in his tracks. He sat calmly and waited while the lady called the police.
The police arrived and proceeded to arrest the robber. The policeman noted that the robber was somewhat of a burly guy and the lady was a small, petite thing. Well, this intrigued the policeman so much that he finally asked the robber, “Why didn’t you just run or something? She is so much smaller than you. All she did was yell a Bible verse at you.”
The robber looked up at the policeman with a look of shock. “A Bible verse? What?” The policeman says, “Yeah, a Bible verse.” The robber just can’t believe this and tells the policeman, “I thought she said she had an ax and two 38’s!”
I am positive this robber regretted not knowing the Bible. Sadly, many people don’t. But for me, knowing the Bible has become the mainstay of my life. It has given me direction when I was lost, comfort when I grieved, and the assurance of God’s never-ending, all-saving love.
I hope you read the Bible on a regular basis, but if you don’t, today is the day to start. Simply pick it up and start reading. It will change your life.
Now I do understand that there are parts that are very difficult to understand. That’s why our church has so many Bible studies. I hope you will be a part of one.
My wish that you would attend one of our Bible studies has nothing to do with my overinflated ego (even though I am the greatest Bible study teacher of all-time), it’s about helping you deepen your relationship with the One who will give your life true purpose, peace, and an unbridled hope for your future.
David described the joy of knowing God’s word this way: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (Psalm 119:105)
So if you want a light that shines through the darkness and shows you the way, read the Bible. You will be better for it.
Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me to know you even better through your Holy Word. Open my mind and my heart to your message. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Learning the Bible has saved my life. It will do the same for you. All you have to do is read it.
I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.