Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Bible, A Bible!

When I stop to ponder on the price that has been paid so that you and I can have scriptures in our own language, it boggles my mind. From the 7th Century and the Venerable Bede, through to men like Wycliff and on to Tyndale who was killed for making Bibles available to the common man, people have sacrificed time, money, talent, and even their lives so that this book which is now readily available for very little money can be had by all who want it.

And then there is Nephi, Mormon, and Joseph Smith who suffered and sacrificed to bring us the Book of Mormon. The list could go on and on, but the point is that hundreds, even thousands of people have pad an enormous price so that we can have scriptures because they understood the value those scriptures could be in our lives.
The question we have to ask ourselves is after all this sacrifice what are we doing with the scriptures? Have we read the New Testament that Tyndale died to give us? Have we feasted upon the Book of Mormon that Mormon and Moroni struggled so valiantly to preserve? Do we know what is in the Doctrine and Covenants that Joseph recorded as the words of God?

Scripture study feeds our hungering souls in the midst of a worldly spiritual famine. I’d hate to face Tyndale in the next life and have to explain to him why I didn’t bother to read the book he died to provide for me! Scripture study is the difference between a good life and a not so good one. It is a simple thing to do, reading at least a few verses a day, but the power it brings to a life is astronomical!

1 comment:

Wendi said...

Thank you for this post. I, too, am thankful for those who have sacrificed to make my life so much easier and better. :)