The Bible - A Friend or Foe?

Post date: Jul 27, 2016 4:27:34 PM

"Because ye despise this word...

Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall..." ~ Isaiah 30: 12 - 13

How a person reads and handles the Bible says a lot about them. Years ago, I read the following poem:"This old book is my guide, 'tis a friend by my side.

It will lighten and brighten my way,

And each promise I find, soothes and gladdens my mind,

As I read it and heed it each day."

The Bible is the Book above all books. The Bible has never been out-sold by any other written material. That being said, most people who currently own one, seldom live by, or yet, even read it. "Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that preceedeth out of the mouth of God doth man live." -Deut. 8:3. Jesus quoted these words to Satan when He was tempted by him. David said, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." -Psalms 199:105. Owning a Bible does not make you a Christian: it is obeying the Bible that makes you a Christian. The Bible is a wonderful friend to the dedicated Christian. It comforts in time of tragedy, and death. It is a guide when we are seeking direction for our lives.

The Bible, however, is not the same book to the lost, the unbeliever, or the disobedient Christian. The Bible goes against the current of the world, and rubs the opposite way when a person is not living in the light of God's Word. His blessed "old Book" can be your best friend, or it can be the most unfriendly item in your life. It is left up to you to see what it can do for you. Is it your friend? Or is it your foe?

June 12th, 2016

From the Pastor,

James H. Baker