“Everyone, who listens to these words of mine and acts on them” Mt 7:24
When Jesus asked people to listen to His words, He didn’t promised them that they would have wonderful life without any harm. No: “The rain fell, the floods came and the wind blew”. In both situations. The only difference was that one collapsed and was completely ruined and the other did not. “It had been sat solidly on rock”.
Not many people are used to listening to His words daily. (The most simple test – finger test – how important is Bible in your daily life is to put your finger on the top of your Bible and move it from one side to another. If your finger is clean, tha means … it’s not bad with you.)
Maybe it’s because the Bible looks like any other book. It has a cover, many pages, the same paper, print. The only difference is the content. The Bible contains His words. And we remember that HE IS THE WORD: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” J 1:1.
So when you are taking the Bible in your hands, it is like touching Him. You are in His presence. You don’t only look at Him, He also looks at you.
And if you have a really hard time, and you will feel totally alone, abandoned, misunderstood and everything will be difficult for you, just take the Bible in your arms, hug it tight and let Him talk directly to your heart.
He is the rock in your life.
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