I realize to most in what has become a carbon copy of Laodicea, mentioning, quoting or otherwise encouraging people to read the Word of God is not very popular.
If I were smart, at least in the eyes of some pseudo-evangelists and quasi-theologians, I am of course referring to the self promoters out there, at this moment in time I would be encouraging you to buy my books, watch my DVDs and sow a seed of faith, (put it on your credit card if you have to), into my ministry, which would be easy enough to remember since it would simply be my name in big bold letters, followed by the word 'ministries'.
Since I consider myself to be an honest man however, I will say something that amounts to shooting myself in the proverbial foot. If you only have time to read either this web log, or the Bible, I beg you, plead with you, and otherwise implore you, read the Bible.
Let's face it, nothing I will ever write will ever come even marginally close to matching the beauty, the wisdom, the eloquence and spiritual nourishment for your soul that one readily finds in the Word of God.
The Word of God is both surgeon and scalpel, both the path to eternity and the light by which we walk that path.
I speak from personal experience when I say that no matter the trial, no matter the heartbreak, it is due to the word of God that my hope was not shattered, and my faith was not shaken.
Too often in our lives we consider the idea of substituting the Word with books, or other men's writings, but there is no substitute for the Holy and sovereign Word of God.
Although I must admit I read more than most people, there is not a day that goes by that the Bible is not on that reading list. Even if I think I don't have the time, I make the time to open my Bible read a few verses, and meditate on the love, mercy grace, righteousness and justice of God. The Bible feeds my soul, and it will do the same for anyone who sincerely desires to know its mysteries.
So, back to my original thought for today, lest I make it longer than it was intended. If you only have time to read one thing on a daily basis, may it be the Word of Life, the Gospel of Christ, the guidepost to eternity.
With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.