More pre­cious than gold

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THE in­ter­net has opened an un­end­ing source of lit­er­a­ture that cov­ers ev­ery sub­ject think­able.

Ob­vi­ously, the value of each book or ar­ti­cle dif­fers widely.

The con­tents of one Book though is “more pre­cious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb” (Psalm 19:10). This Book is known as the Bi­ble. The Bi­ble is an an­cient book, con­sist­ing of 66 dif­fer­ent books and writ­ten by ap­prox­i­mately 40 dif­fer­ent au­thors over a pe­riod of hun­dreds of years.

Yet, its con­tents are not bound by time or cus­tom and is there­fore very ap­pli­ca­ble even to our present post-mod­ernistic so­ci­ety.

Verse 11 of the same Psalm says, “By them is your ser­vant warned; in keep­ing them there is great re­ward.”

The qual­ity of life on earth would be so en­hanced if only we would heed the Bi­ble’s warn­ings. That these were given to rob us of our free­dom and joy is a mis­con­cep­tion in­deed!

What we re­ally need to take cog­ni­sance of is that the Bi­ble teaches that we will be held ac­count­able to God one day for the life we have lived down here on earth. Judge­ment will be just and fair, but will have eter­nal con­se­quences.

For­tu­nately, the Bi­ble does not only warn us of the im­pend­ing judge­ment, but re­veals the way of for­give­ness and ac­quit­tal.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eter­nal life in Christ Je­sus our Lord” (Ro­mans 6:23).

The re­ward for obe­di­ence is far be­yond the scope of this ar­ti­cle.

Suf­fice it to say . . . the deeper we delve into the Word of God, the greater the trea­sure we dis­cover. The Bi­ble is still the best-sell­ing book ever writ­ten… try it out your­self.

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