I am afflicted very much; revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.
A distinguished professor at an evangelical seminary was invited to speak to an adult Sunday school class at a large, mainstream church. When he began his lesson, he noticed none of the class members had a Bible. He asked if there were any Bibles available that could be used during the class. An extensive search was made and finally, in a storage closet, a box of unused Bibles was discovered. Once this key tool for spiritual growth was distributed to the class, the professor proceeded to teach.
It has been said that a valid measure of a Christian’s spiritual growth is the amount of dust that has settled on his Bible. The Bible is considered food for the follower of Christ—the daily source of nourishment, counsel, inspiration, correction, and hope (2 Timothy 3:16). The Word of God can do what no other book can: penetrate deeply into our heart and soul and reveal our “thoughts and intents” (Hebrews 4:12). It can do that because it is “living and powerful,” empowered by the Spirit who inspired it (2 Peter 1:21).
Don’t let your Bible be hidden or dusty. Begin today to let God revive you according to His Word.
The Bible speaks to you in the very tone of God’s voice.
2 Samuel 4 – 11