the tattered Bible

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“A tattered Bible is evidence of a life that is not.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

The early morning alarm goes off and it’s off we go.  It seems like it’s all “go and do . . . go and do . . .” with little time left for anything else. And then it’s fast drifting off to sleep as soon as the head hits the pillow. Only to wake and do it all over again. Cramming life in, only to feel tired and stressed, frustrated and even perhaps agitated.  On those days where I try to cram more into the day, it seems the less I press into God.  And life feels tattered, a complete mess.

Sitting at our dining table, which seems to be more of a working table as of late, I was all wrapped up in grading the endless stream of papers produced by my middle schoolers.  But in the background as I heard those words of Spurgeon quoted, my mind immediately visualized the picture I had taken of our dear friend’s, Joe, Bible.  His Bible is a living testament to his life and his daily walk, to his desire to know Him and to make Him known.

The tattered Bible – worn pages with scribbled notes in the margins and anywhere space can be found.  A cover that is torn and just barely clinging on to the spine.  But that tattered Bible is evidence of a life that is a deep abiding love for our Abba Father.

Oh what a treasure, the tattered Bible . . . a far greater legacy than anything on earth can buy!

About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

3 responses to “the tattered Bible

  • Laura

    Good message! ❤

  • Steve Finnell

    BIBLE TRANSLATIONS

    The thought process of some Christians is puzzling to say the least. Why do some believers in Christ question that God has the power to guide men to translate Bibles that are inerrant, trustworthy, accurate, faultless, reliable, infallible.

    Some of the same Christians who believe the following miracles of the Bible, doubt that God can produce an inerrant translation of the Bible.

    They believe that Aaron’s staff became a serpent. (Exodus 7:10-12) However they do not believe that translations of the Bible are trustworthy.

    They believe Jesus was resurrected from the dead. (John 21:14) However they do not agree that Bible translations are inerrant.

    They believe that the dead man Elisha stood up on his feet. (2 Kings 13:20-21) However they doubt that Bible translations are infallible.

    They believe Jesus brought Lazarus back from the dead. (John 11:37-44) However they do not affirm that Bible translations are reliable.

    They believe that God turned Lots wife into a pillar of salt. (Genesis 19:26) However they are not convince that God has given us a translation of the Bible that is accurate.

    Even those who state that the King James translation is the only accurate translation, believe that Mark 16:16 does mean what is says: They say “Has been baptized shall be saved” actually means, “Has already been saved before they were baptized.” They assert that Acts 2:38 actually means “Be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ because your sins have already been forgiven.” They really do not trust the KJV either.

    Ninety-nine percent of the Bible translations are accurate, trustworthy, inerrant translations of God’s word.

    A few of my favorites are New American Standard Bible, King James Version, New King James Version, English Standard Version, and New International Version. There are also many other reliable translations.

    YOU ARE INVITED TO FOLLOW MY BLOG. http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com

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