Before we arrived in Costa Rica we all went shopping to purchase the much needed items that we would not be able to afford to buy here. With that, we all purchased a brand new pair of shoes. We have put many the miles on some shoes here and well, needless to say have worn some out. However, none of us have worn out our shoes as much as Hunter has worn out his.
This pair of shoes was Hunter's first pair of shoes. They lasted all of 3 months before the soles were gone. With thinking on how he wore out his shoes.....makes me stop and think. Hmmm....if he wore out a pair of shoes in 3 months from constant use.....how many of us have worn and tattered Bibles. We all have a favorite book, cookbook, shirt or even a pair of shoes that we run too, to use all the time. Do we take that same approach with the Bible? Are our Bibles, tattered and worn with notes in the margins, or special verses that spoke to our hearts underlined? Have we written down special sermon dates or times were we have made an important decision for the Lord? Or is our Bible a book of perfection...meaning that there are no wrinkled pages, the are crsip when you open them, or maybe they even have that "stick together" feeling because it is like new? Well, if you have a Bible like that then what will people say about your Christian Walk with the Lord? Will they know how much you really know about God's word and how much you study His promises? I want my kids and others to see how worn and tattered my Bible is and know that I used it and studied God's word. I do not just want it to be a pretty book on a shelf. I do want my Bible to last more than 3 months unlike the shoes.....but I do want others to know that it is being used.....what about YOU?
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.