Damaged Books

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. (Psalms 119:97–100, NIV 1984).

My Musings – “My third-grade teacher once told me to read the books that are most damaged on the outside because you can tell by the damage that it’s been read by a lot of people, and there’s usually a great story on the inside. This advice hasn’t failed me yet.” (Briana Bizzare, Wordables).

How pristine are our Bibles? The greatest story ever told is on the inside. Leaving it on the shelf collecting dust will fail us every time. So, “just take [that] old [Bible] off the shelf. [Just] sit and read [it all] by [yourself]. [Other books] ain’t got the same soul. [Not] like [how] that old time religion rolls.” (with apologies to Bob Seger). The more damage we do to the outside of the Book, undoes a lot of damage on our inside. And before we know it, people will be reading it in us.

My Advice – Let them “call [you] a relic, call [you] what [they] will. Say [you’re] old-fashioned, say [you’re] over the hill. Today’s religion [can’t] give the same [thrill].” (more apologies to Bob). Only the Bible is the real deal.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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