So, It All Comes Down to This……..

Running to win in any race, and especially in the Spiritual race through life, requires discipline, training, exercise and the right diet. For all who truly know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, it comes down to this……all we need to cross the finish line is found in God’s Holy Word, the Bible! Anyone who fails to draw on the Bible will not even be in the race. Any who respond slightly to the Scriptures will soon drop out. No one will ever cross the “finish line” trying to run their way, instead of God’s way. Paul understood this and was inspired to explain to Timothy and to us that: “All Scripture (is) given by inspiration of God, and (is) profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (II Timothy 3:16-17). Clara McAlister Brooks got it right. In her hymn, “The Word of God,” she alludes to what we have been considering over the last few days: “By the Word of God the worlds were made, and are held in place by His commands; all the grasses wither and the flowers fade, but His Truth forever stands. More to be desired than honey sweet, richer are its treasures, far, than gold; like a brilliant light, it shines to guide my feet, never grows its story old. Thy eternal law is my delight, strength and daily manna to my soul; ’tis my meditation all the day and night, balm to make the wounded whole. Stream of life from heaven, crystal pure, shed thy cooling freshness over me; let my thirsting spirit, till I thirst no more, drink thy sparkling waters free. Stream of life from heaven, crystal pure, shed thy cooling freshness over me; let my thirsting spirit, till I thirst no more, Oh, the precious Bible, counsel for the soul, path the faithful saints and martyrs trod; settled in the heavens, true while ages roll, changeless as the throne of God.” Selah! Trying to reach God’s “finish line” without the Bible is as foolish as trying to drain the ocean one drop at a time.   Ron

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