An excerpt from Bonnie Ricks’ devotional –
KNOW AND OBEY
In some countries, when someone manages to smuggle a Bible in, do you know what the Christians there do? They tear the Bibles up! But they’re not being destructive. They’re making sure that many, many people have an opportunity to know God’s Word. So they pass out the pages, one to each person, and then they memorize the pages they’re given – front and back. Once they’ve committed that entire page to memory, they pass it on to someone else, and get another page to memorize. The Christians in those countries, who can be imprisoned for possessing a Bible, are “possessing” the Bible in a way that can’t be taken away from them – by memorizing it, ALL of it. If they live long enough, each of these underground Christians will have committed every word of the Bible to memory!!
From beginning to end, the Bible says one thing – “I love you”. It is God’s love letter to you. And it is His Sword of the Spirit, to be used in fighting off the attacks of Satan. And it is His “Owner’s Instruction Manual” for life. Make it a living part of your mind, body and spirit. Know it and live it for Him.
by Bonnie Ricks
"But God demonstrated His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us ... being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him." Romans 5:8 & 9
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