The Riches in Scripture
Those that were standing around couldn’t help hearing it! The lady had a voice that could carry a considerable distance and they distinctly heard her say: “I figured it out and then convinced them from the Bible.”
“Well, at least somebody’s interested in the Bible,” they said to each other.
But as she continued on it turned out that she had used the records in an old family Bible to establish her claim to part of an estate. These records, introduced in court, had won the case for her.
There was, after all, no indication that she was interested in the Bible— only in those pages between the Old and New Testaments which, in some editions of the Bible, are kept for family records.
Actually she was no different from the masses about us who go about from day to day interested only in the things of this life and ignoring almost completely the things that really matter: God, heaven, hell and their own eternal destiny.
If these people only knew what treasures are to be found in the Bible! Among these are “riches of mercy” (Eph. 2:4), “riches of grace” (Eph. 1:7), “riches of glory” (Phil. 4:19),“riches of wisdom and knowledge” (Rom. 11:33), “the riches of the full assurance of understanding” (Col. 2:2), “the unsearchable riches of Christ” (Eph. 3:8).
And the best part of it is that anyone may have these riches simply for the asking:“For there is no difference… for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom. 10:12,13).
In our Sunday school lessons we have been studying a course entitled, "We Can Trust The Bible". Through this, we are learning how to study our Bible; and tomorrow we will be looking into the matter of how to discern the false teachings around us, from the true teachings of Scripture. We will have a glimpse into Islam, Mormonism, and Jehovah's Witnesses, and then place those up against the Word of God. Please come and be part of this.
May the Lord of all truth bless your week-end, and always remember that you are loved!!!
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Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!