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More Desirable Than Gold
Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 • Posted May 9, 2014

Before a young man left for his freshman year at college, his parents gave him a Bible and assured him it would be a great help as he transitioned into his new life. Within a month, he began sending them letters asking for money. Every time he did, his parents would write back telling him to read his Bible, citing chapter and verse. He would reply that he was reading the Bible, but he still needed money. So when he came home for a semester break, his parents told him they knew he hadn’t been reading his Bible. “How?” the son asked. “Because we tucked money by the verses we cited in our letters!”

To seek Him is to seek the greatest of riches for His word is "more desirable than gold" (Psalm 19:10.) The darkness of sin and error cannot overcome the one who has the word for his guide for it is a lamp to the feet and a light for the path (Psalm 119:105). When it is time to see the true reflection of our soul we have God's word as a mirror (James 1:23-25). When surrounded by powerful enemies and temptations the word of God shatters them like a hammer and consumes them like a fire (Jeremiah 23:29). When in need of deep conviction and examination that brings about life giving repentance we can depend on the two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). When our lives seem to be barren and the world around us empty of life there is hope of a better harvest in the future through the imperishable seed of God's word (Luke 8:11). The word of God is like milk and solid food for the spiritual novice and the aged saint (I Corinthians 3:1-2). Surely as the rain and snow serves God's purpose in the earth, so His word will not return unto Him void (Isaiah 55:10-11). Come learn of God's holy word!

To request a free non-denominational Bible correspondence course or to ask a Bible question call 830-833-4884 or email bcc102@gmail.com - No personal contact will be made unless requested.

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