What Will I Do With the Word?

What will I do with the Word? Its interesting to watch what people do with their Bibles. Walk through any parking lot and you might notice a Bible stored away on someone’s dash.

One of my earliest memories was of my Great great Aunt Edith’s Bible collection. In every room of her house, there was a Bible prominently displayed. We tend to arrange our rooms around a television or around a computer or around a dinner table. Her entire house seemed to be arranged around the Bible. Coincidentally, it seemed that her life was as well.

I wonder how our lives are arranged? Is our daily and weekly schedule just happenstance? If there is a planning or budgeting of time, I wonder if God has any place in our planning?

Jesus instructed us “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness” (Matthew 6:33). Paul exhorted us to make the best use of the time (Ephesians 5:16). One of the first women to greet the new baby Jesus in the Temple was a prophetess named Anna. The Bible described her this way: “She never left the temple, serving night and day with fasting and prayers” (Luke 2:37).

When we seek to make the best use of our time, we are trying to fill it with the best possible thoughts and actions. Can we find anything better than God, God’s Word, and God’s work? Shouldn’t God be the dominant theme of our moments, our minutes, our days, and our lives?

“I need Thee every hour, most gracious Lord.” 


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