Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Book we Dare Not Lay Aside!

Laura has this quote on her blog too...so I debated putting it HERE...but I realize that I have different folks who read my blog...so here's another great quote from Girl Talk ...btw I don't agree with all they write. {g} This one did cause me to consider my reading habits. I love the Horatius Bonar quote.

But there is one book we cannot afford to lay aside--that greatest of all books, The Bible. When we talk about reading, there are really two categories: the Bible, and everything else. While the great works of men certainly reflect our Lord’s creativity, the Bible contains the very Words of God. Wow. That’s why the psalmist appropriately gushes, “More to be desired are they than gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb” (Psalm 19:10).

And that’s why Horatius Bonar warns: "See that your relish for the Bible be above every other enjoyment, and the moment you begin to feel greater relish for any other book, lay it down till you have sought deliverance from such a snare, and obtained from the Holy Spirit an intenser relish, a keener appetite for the Word of God (Jer 15:16)."

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