Friday, January 19, 2018

To Be Continued!

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We are not like Moses. His face was shining, but he covered it to keep the people of Israel from seeing the brightness fade away.  The people were stubborn, and something still keeps them from seeing the truth when the Law is read. Only Christ can take away the covering that keeps them from seeing.  When the Law of Moses is read, they have their minds covered over with a covering that is removed only for those who turn to the Lord.

2 Corinthians 3: 12 - 16

You can read the Bible from cover to cover and still be blind to the Truth that God has put in the Scriptures.  It is not the words themselves that enlighten your mind, but Jesus, who is the Word become flesh who opens your eyes to the light!

It is not how much you read your Bible, but rather how you read it that makes the difference.  If you want to be in control of your life and the "Captain of your own ship," then the Bible will simply be a book of good advice and a lot of very interesting stories.  But when you turn your heart to Jesus and let Him direct your path every day, then the Bible will explode with deep veins of God's wisdom and a view into Eternity itself!  With Jesus in charge, reading Scripture becomes an adventure far more amazing and enjoyable than any story you might read elsewhere!

It is the reason for the joy and wonder you see on the face of a follower of Jesus.  Instead of reading about Jesus and about Heaven, the one who gives his life to Jesus sees the Lord and the Glory of what comes next in the timeline of Eternity!  

When a you read a story that is part of a series, it is sometimes concluded with the words "To Be Continued!"  That is how it will be with your life, if you follow Jesus!  Your life will end on this earth, but your story will be continued!

"Lord Jesus, open my eyes today to truths I have never seen before.  I want You to be the Captain of my ship now and forever.  Praise Your Holy for all Eternity.  Amen."

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