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|Keeping Spirituality Alive||SEPTEMBER 6|
LET THE BIBLE BE READ
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2 Tim. 3:16.
Never were there so many translations and interpretations of the Bible as we have today. A great amount of the seed of God's Word has been sown. Has the increase of godliness kept pace with the increase in Bibles? Has all this seed of the Word produced a proportionate increase in the harvest?
In the natural world, in a world with an exploding population, life depends upon sowing of wheat, corn, and all the other staples. Whole nations depend upon the sowing and the reaping. Failure of the crop must be a result of either bad seed, bad weather, or bad soil. The world today needs abundant harvests.
Spiritually, the seed of the Word of God is as good and vital as it has always been. We have the same Book of God, the same truth, the same gospel, the same Bread of Life. Also the Word of God is good in any climate. Christ and His righteousness still shine from heaven upon the hearts of men. From His throne in the heavenly sanctuary He still sends forth the Holy Spirit and the angels to "minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation" (Heb. 1:14). He pours forth His everlasting love and mercy upon us all. Probation has not closed. It is still open season for receiving the Word of God.
As for the condition of the soil, that is another question. What is the state of your heart and mind? What use do you make of the Bible? Do you study it regularly? Do you read it gratefully? Are you hungry for Christ? Are you prepared to obey the Word of God? Your responsibility is to see that the seed of God's Word does not fall on stony ground, or is sown on poor land, or among weeds. If you seriously consider your responsibility, one of these days just ahead of you, you will be grateful to God.
The farmer who leaves his fields unsown is foolish. Much more so the Christian who fails to sow the seed of God's Word in his mind and heart. All nature cries to be fed. The earth must be fed. Fire must be fed. All life must be fed. So it is with the soul. We never grow spiritually unless we are nourished with the food of God's Word.
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