A Bible That’s Falling Apart

A Bible That's Falling Apart - A Rising Generation Blog Post

A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t. — Charles Spurgeon

What would your life look like if your Bible was falling apart?

What would your life look like after years, even decades, of pouring over scripture?

What would your relationships look like if you studied your Bible?

What kind of impact would you have on people, friends or strangers, if you lived what you studied?

It’s easy to look around you and see what’s wrong with the world. It seems like you don’t have to look very hard to find something to complain about. That’s exactly what a lot of people do. They complain. Some people do try to make a difference, but many are going about it the wrong way.

The only way that your stressed life, your unbelieving family member’s life, your hurting friends life, or the angry stranger’s life will ever be changed is through the Word of God. We can try to be nice to others, advocate peace with everyone, and try to encourage our hurting friends, but without the hope of Christ, it’s not going to last.

When you put your trust in God, believe in Christ, and study the Word and live by it, your life is completely changed. You learn not to be anxious about anything, but in everything through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving present your requests to God. You learn that when you do that, the peace of God will guard your heart (Philippians 4:6-7).

You learn that your unbelieving family member will go to hell, forever separated from God, and you could be the only person willing to share the hope of Christ with them. You learn that Christ commands you to share His good news with others (Matthew 28:18-20).

You learn that God offers healing, comfort, and hope to those who seek Him, and you can then share that with your hurting friend (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). You can encourage them by constantly pointing him or her back to Christ using the Bible.

You learn what it looks like to love others through the perfect example of Christ, and you learn to show that love to everyone, even the angry customer you had to help at work (John 13:34; Matthew 5:43-48).

All of this only happens when we not only put our faith in God but also spend time studying His Word. Studying involves work. It involves time. And it builds a knowledge and love for the One who created you, died for you, forgave you, and loves you.

What would your life look like if your Bible was falling apart?

Your sister in Christ,

A Rising Generation Meagan Nicole

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