Monday, January 26, 2009

Email - author unknown - Cell Phone vs. The Bible, received 1/26/09


Cell Phone vs. The Bible

Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat
our cell phone?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several time a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we travelled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

This is something to make you go....hmm...where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing:

Unlike our cell phone, we don't have to worry about our Bible being
disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.

Makes you stop and think 'where are my priorities?' And no dropped calls!

Trust in the Lord and ASAP (Always Say A Prayer)

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

1 comment: said...

Very interesting concepts. Most people seem to value their cell phones more than the Bible.

It reminds me of something someone once said in a church I attended. There was a period of time when this church was changing its doctrines. The minister would give sermons each week explaining the changes and why the new teaching was correct.

Some people accepted the changes and stayed in the church, and some people left to keep the old teaching and organized new churches.

One person said that there were two reactions people had when then they returned home after a sermon was given that changed doctrine. Some people picked up their phones and some picked up their Bibles. Those who picked their phones wanted to know what their friends and other members thought of the new doctrines. Those who picked up their Bibles wanted to know what God thought about the new doctrines.

One point I made recently in my blog is that when we read the Bible we have to be willing to believe what God says if we want to understand the Bible. We need God's help to understand the Bible, and God gives help to those who are willing to believe and obey Him. Sometimes God tests a person that way, showing a Bible reader a point of truth in the Bible that is different from what the person believed before. If the person believes God more than his traditions or opinions and obeys God on that point, God can then help that person understand more. As we believe and obey everything God shows us in the Bible, God can help us understand the Bible one point at a time. But at some point if we disbelieve God and choose our own opinions or traditions, interpreting the Bible to fit what we want to believe, the understanding stops.