Read: 2 Timothy 3:12-17
MAKE THE BOOK LIVE!
“And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures.” (2 Timothy 3:15)
It is a blessed thing to read the Bible and to enjoy the reading of it. Endeavour to make every scene live to you, so that it will be impressed upon your mind and heart. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you in this, and to interpret the message to you at all times.
J. G. Mathieson tells the story of the little lad who went to his room to read his Bible because he could not get going to church on that particular day. His mother, thinking him to be usually quiet, and wondering what mischief he was up to, called upstairs: “What are you doing Henry?”
The lad replied, “I am watching Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead mum! What a lovely answer! He was making the eleventh chapter of John to live, and it was all so real to him.
As you read today, use your imagination to make the Book live!
Beyond the sacred page,
I seek Thee, Lord,
My spirit yearns for Thee
O living Word.
Yours in the Lord’s Vineyard (Dojeh, James E.).