The Bible is Not an Amulet
The Bible is not an amulet, a charm, a fetish, or a book that will work wonders by its very presence. It is a book that will work wonders in every life, here and hereafter, if acted upon and obeyed in faith and sincerity.
It is God’s inspired revelation of the origin and destiny of all things,
written in the simplest human language possible so that the most unlearned can understand and obey its teachings.
It is self-interpreting
and covers every subject of human knowledge and need both now and forever.
It is the book that reveals the mind of God,
the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers.
Its doctrines are holy, its precepts binding, its histories true
and its decisions unchangeable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, practice it to be holy.
The Bible contains light to direct you,
food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
It is the travelers map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilots' compass.
It is the soldier’s sword and the Christians character.
Here heaven is opened and the gates of hell disclosed.
It involves the highest responsibility
it will reward the least to the greatest of labor and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.
It should fill your memory, rule your heart and
guide your feet in righteousness and true holiness.
slowly, frequently prayerfully, meditatively, searchingly, and devotionally.
constantly, perseveringly, and industriously.
Meditate on it
through and through, until it becomes part of your being
and generates faith that will move mountains.
The Bible is a mine of wealth, the source of health and a world of pleasure.
Christ is its grand subject our good is its design and the glory of God it send.
It is given to you in this life, will be opened at the judgment, and will stand forever!
Psa 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Your Word, Your causes your commandments, your thoughts, your purposes, are a light, give meaning, to my steps, my walk, my race of endurance, my possession of time, and they are an illumination, life and happiness to my traveled way.
Pastor Marie Myers