“With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
Blessed are You, O Lord!
Teach me Your statutes.” Psalm 119:10-12
I was walking slow old Abigail and a little disabled Gracie, two of my precious sweet streets ministry doggies, in New York City when a really bold ad on a truck caught my attention. It was an ad for Chobani Yogurt, and I believe it said something like this:
“IF IT’S NOT REAL, I’TS NOT IN IT.”
I don’t eat Chobani Yogurt, but I bet it’s delicious and I sure do love yogurt. But yogurt wasn’t on my mind when I saw that ad. The Bible was. And is much of the time. And I’m quite concerned too many people, Christians included, don’t read it. And I’m equally concerned at the numbers of people who don’t live by it whether or not they read it.
I did both for years – as someone who professed to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord.
Friend, THE BIBLE IS REAL. THE BIBLE IS TRUE. THE BIBLE IS TRUTH. There is NOTHING more important and necessary IN THE UNIVERSE than THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY and THE BIBLE.
NO PERSON no matter how much we love that person is more important than Jesus. And NOTHING no matter how much we love it no matter what book, author, movie, magazine, article, Christian commentary, etc. is more important than THE BIBLE.
When I finally started reading the Bible, I wanted to pick and choose what to read and what to believe and what to do based on my wishes, wants, ways, desires, etc.
THE BIBLE IS GOD’S TRUTH.
Everlasting life is for those of us who turn from our sins, believe in Christ as Lord who died on the cross to pay our sin penalty and was raised from the dead, and turn to God and His ways. If we are truly following Jesus, we have His Spirit living inside us and leading us – and THE BIBLE at the forefront of our lives.
Nothing like a yogurt ad in New York City to get me to do what I love to do most. Love and follow Jesus and tell the world about Him.