My friend, may I ask you a question? When you think about it, why is the Bible such an integral part of all of our lives, even those of whom despise it; or, in the very least, disdain it? Could it be that they have no clue that despite their disdain for God’s Word, there is no way they can avoid it or deny it?
My friend, Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.
“It’s like the law of the Medes and Persians. There’s just no way you’re ever going to make a change in that rule!” The young lawyer turned around and walked away; confident that he had dissuaded me from making the mistake of trying to change something that had been set in stone forever. “Like the law of the Medes and Persians.” I wondered to myself if my legal friend, not known for his empathy to the Common Law or anything biblical, had any idea where that phrase originated. He probably used it frequently without even the slightest knowledge that it came right out of the very book he despised the most for it “natural” influence on foundation of the Common Law--the Holy Bible.
The Bible is such an integral part of all of our lives, even those of whom despise it; or, in the very least, disdain it.
Here’s a story: When Benjamin Franklin was in Paris among the infidels and scoffers of that day, he was ridiculed for loving the Bible. He determined to find out how many had read the Book at which they scoffed. He informed one of the learned societies of which he was a member that he had come across a story in pastoral life in ancient times that appeared to him very beautiful, but he would like the judgment of the society upon it. On the evening appointed, Franklin had a reader, of finely modulated voice, to read to them the Book of Ruth. They were in ecstasies over it, and one after another rose to express gratification and admiration and the desire that the manuscript should be printed. “It is printed,” said Franklin, “and it is part of the Bible.”
There isn’t a society on the face of this earth that condones wrong over right. Without the knowledge of right and wrong, there would be chaos and society would be totally dysfunctional. Where does that “knowing” come from; if everyone has it, then it must be something that each of us comes packaged with. Right? What the unbeliever is unwilling to admit is that all truth originates in Holy Scriptures. The Bible will never go away; no matter how hard some might wish it. Like the “the law of the Medes and the Persians”, there is no way you are ever going to change that. Thank God!
We pray. Heavenly Father, like Franklin we are surrounded by scoffers who scoff at Scriptures, even despise it to the extent that they would like to expunge it from daily living. They dream of a neutral society where there is no mention of God or appeal to Him, yet they are uncomfortable with being called anti-God-–atheistic. We praise You O Lord that You have revealed Your Word in every aspect of life, in every moment of existence on this earth. No one can deny You without denying themselves. Forgive us Father when we don’t give You the praise due to You for your everlasting power and grace as You push aside every attempt to put You and Your church to shame. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
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