I never used to read the Bible..
I found it difficult to understand.
So although I was given the WHITE one in the picture below, I left it unread for years.
After all, didn't they read it and teach from it in church? I was sure that was all I needed to know.
Then I got given a paperback New Testament.
Okay then, I'll try that! It was simplified and I was able to understand, so I began to read....... and it opened up a whole new world to me.
From then on I wanted to understand more...
After all, when you love someone with all your heart, you want to know EVERYTHING about them! Don't you??
And that's how I came to know Jesus in a personal relationship. And that's what God wants.....He wants us to worship Him, in a personal way!
We also need to be very careful what version we read, as some are Deceptive....and Perverted.
Remember, Gods 'WORD' explained by the Apostle Paul say's.
"But I am not surprised. Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light."
(Taken from the N.L.T. Bible in 2 Corinthians 11:14)
An example of this is the New Internation Version.
Example: from Colossians 1:14.
New Internation Version.... "In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
Where the King James Bible says, "In whom we have redemption through His blood."
The N.I.V. versions, OMITS......THE BLOOD!
So, as in the picture of my Bibles, I have a few versions now. AND, I cross reference.
2 Timothy 3: 16 states, "All scripture is God-Breathed, and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness!"
If The Word of God is God-Breathed then I am blessed to be able to read it, and, I treasure it.
Years ago I was informed:
Clean Bible, dirty Christian.
Dirty Bible, clean Christian..... It's the oldest book in the world. Read it.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Reading, The WORD of GOD
An author since 2012 and retired Specialist Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our two little dogs. Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge. God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain. B.N (Aus) B.S.N (U.S.A) Bible College Graduate. Lover of People. WORK PLACE HISTORY... 1. South Western Sydney Area Health, 2. Queensland Health, 3. ROGERSVILLE, TENESSEE with Amedysis Home Health.