Have you Read Your Bible Recently?
William McPherson lost both eyes and both hands when a stick of dynamite exploded in his face.
During long days of recovery, he realized how much the Bible meant to him, and how much he needed its strength. He could not see it. He had no fingers of hands for Braille. He tried to use his lips, but they were too numb and scarred from the blast. He discovered, however, that his tongue was sensitive enough to decipher the Braille. The dots left his tongue bleeding and sore, but he prayed to God to help him learn Braille and persevere. In the 65 years that followed, he read through the Bible four times ... with his tongue!
What will keep me from reading God’s word? What if I have to get up a little earlier or go to bed a little later? What if I have to miss my favorite program? What if I am a slow reader, and don’t enjoy reading? How many “what ifs” will keep me from learning God’s will?
—Paul F. Johnson
How blessed is the man [whose] ... delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
But they are like chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish (Psalm 1).