Turning Fifty and the word of God

Yesterday was my birthday, not just any birthday but my Fiftieth one… I guess its special to turn the big 5-0, but for me it was just another day, it so happened to fall on the Lord’s Day, I know that sounds cliché, but for me to spend it with my wife of almost 30 years and some dear friends was enough for me, to get text from my family was enough to know I’m loved… I know I’m boring, but it’s true, the happy birthdays I did receive in church yesterday were great, I thank you and I loved them, but the simple fact is it was the Lords Day and I have the honor and privilege to teach Sunday school and that’s a beautiful thing!

But you hear the questions how does it feel to turn fifty? So the only answer is, the same as I was when I was 49.

So now I’m 50 plus, you want to know what changes I feel?

Well after reading things like this Most Churchgoers Do Not Read Bible on Daily Basis from the Christian Post my sense of urgency to spread the truth of God’s word is overwhelming!

The survey says…….

When asked how often they personally (not as part of a church worship service) read the Bible.

  • 19 percent respond “every day.”
  • 26 percent say a few times a week.
  • 14 percent say they read the Bible “once a week.”
  • 22 percent say “once a month” or “a few times a month.”
  • 18 percent say “rarely/never.”

Pontius Pilate asked Jesus What is truth?

The sad fact was, truth was staring right in his face.

For professing Christians truth is staring right in your face with the word of God and you don’t even know it!

We might as well have a blank bible, I was talking to my Sunday school class how we should have an intimate relationship with our bible. Like to be able to know right where a certain scripture is in your bible, what side of the page right or left, what part of the page top, middle or bottom.

A man of God once said “You will know the spiritual condition of the Christian by the condition of their bible, a bible falling apart usually, generally belongs to a person that’s not”

Peter said in 2 Peter 3:18

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

That is not going to happen with a blank Bible.

To the leaders of churches, yes we can love people to death, but unless the TRUTH of God’s word is the engine that pushes it… it is useless!

Paul said it the best in Ephesians 4:15

but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,

We lead by example, from the Sunday school room to behind the pulpit to home studies and private mentoring, unless we elevate the word of God and speak the truth in love we might as well be teaching out of a blank Bible.

Truth Matters, it matters a lot!

and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria

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