Grace For The Journey
You’ve probably heard the phrase commonly associated with doctors: “Take two tablets and call me in the morning.” Well I have a phrase for you from the Great Physician: “Take two tablets and call on Me anytime.” The tablets, of course, are the two tablets of the Law of Moses, which represents all of sacred Scripture. And instead of it being our daily medication, it is to become our daily meditation!
At First Baptist we encourage our members to read the Bible daily. Many are commenting on how they are getting a clearer picture of the over-all message of the Bible by doing so and the neat experience of how God speaks to them from His Word on the exact day that they need it!
This positive feedback is also flooding in from those who have been less than consistent in their reading. They tell me that they are reading more of the Bible this year than they did last year. You know, God could have left it up to the Holy Spirit to inspire, encourage, and motivate us to live the life God is calling us to live without the blessing of the Bible, but He didn’t do that. He gave us His Word so that we would read it, and as I remember a former teacher say . . .
THE BOOK YOU DON’T READ…WON’T HELP!
So . . . are you being a good patient of the Great Physician and following His prescription for living the Christian life with freedom and joy in the Lord Jesus Christ? Is your life marked by “taking two tablets” and calling on Him regularly? Oh, that it would be truly said of all of us that we could echo the psalmist: “I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands” (Psalm 119:10).
If you are not currently following a daily Bible reading plan, let me encourage you to begin today. And for those who are concerned about missing some days along the way, don’t be! Life on this side of the grave is not about perfection…it’s simply about progress! Take two tablets and call on Him. You’ll be glad you did.
This is God’s Word For Today … This Is Grace For The Journey
Rest and Rejoice in this eternal truth!