Does the Bible, this ancient document, thrill you?
Do you know that it is timeless?
Do you understand the treasures
that await your heart
if you will only commit to pick it up
and read it?
Do you know that true peace is possible
found in His Words?
What a loving, amazing God we have
that He would share His heart
and His truth
with us, His beloved.
Do you want to be firm and grounded
with your roots deep
in the soil of truth?
Do you want to be well-watered, growing, thriving
and not hopelessly withering?
Open this ancient,
Find Eternal God in the pages.
Find salvation for your hurting soul.
Find hope forever.
– Susie Stewart
* There are many translations of the Bible. I grew up using both the KJV (King James Version) and NIV (New International Version) of the Bible. I tend mostly toward the NIV and NLT (New Living Translation) these days, although I look into many different translations online at Biblegateway.com. The MSG (Message) version is a modern paraphrase that can word God’s truth in a way that is closest to how I talk. I take it as a paraphrase and not a literal translation, much like a pastor would paraphrase a portion of Scripture he reads. Whatever your translation, make sure that it is accurate and not a skewed version (i.e. – Mormon version of the Bible). Online Bible tools are very helpful. Websites like Biblegateway.com and YouVersion.com give you access to so many tools and searches. I utilize them a lot when writing my blogs.
Regardless of how you get into the Word, get into it! And stay in it! The Lord blesses those who delight in His Word.
Find your salvation in Jesus, trusting Him to save you from your sins, paying for all of them on the cross, conquering sin and death. You can have new life in Him! Ask for His forgiveness of your sins and accept His free gift of eternal life. The Scriptures will open up to you in a new and powerful way. A.W. Tozer says, “The Bible is a supernatural book and can be understood only by supernatural aid.” God’s Spirit must help you understand and soak up Scripture.
Let me know if you have any questions. I’d be glad to communicate with you about salvation, God, the Bible…
Read and mediate on the Bible’s life-giving words! ~Susie
Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do.
But not the wicked!
They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind.
They will be condemned at the time of judgment.
Sinners will have no place among the godly.
For the Lord watches over the path of the godly,
but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
– Psalm 1:1-6 (NLT)
Instead you thrill to God’s Word,
you chew on Scripture day and night.
You’re a tree replanted in Eden,
bearing fresh fruit every month,
Never dropping a leaf,
always in blossom.
– Psalm 1:2,3 (MSG)
Photo by Susie Stewart