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An explorer discovered an ancient sundial. Recognizing its value, he restored it to its origianal condition and put it in a museum where it would be shielded from the elements – including the sun! Although he valued it, he never used it.

Is this a picture of how many Christians treat the Bible: valued but unused? I think many see the Bible as valuable, but as requiring a lot of effort to understand and apply. People really feel that they are reading about the long ago and far away. Most people think the Bible just can’t compete with Time or Newsweek.

Do you value the Book or do you use the Book? The real test of value is in the use. Agree or disagree?

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2 comments so far

Lori Sattison

I definitely agree. I think we treat the Bible like an owner’s manual. We only get it out and read it once all of our best efforts have failed. I know I have done this too many times in my life. I used to view the Bible as “long ago and far away”, but since coming to New Hope, I have learned how the lessons in the Bible apply to not only today, but for the future as well. That’s what I like best about your teaching, Pastor. You put everything in easy to understand, practical lessons. In a lot of churches, you feel like you are in a Philosophy 101 class, and you can’t apply it to your own life. Thank you for your teaching and practical applications.

February 4th, 2009 at 11:44 am

I have used the Bible on a regular basis, but when I get ‘busy’ I sometimes slip on this priority. I try to find answers myself, and that leaves me empty and needy. When I read again, it’s full of answers, support, encouragement and Words I need to hear. It seems no matter how much I read something, there is always something different that comes to light!

February 4th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

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