I wanted to share an inscription that I have written in my Bible. I have written it inside Bibles that I have given to people through the years.
“The Journey will never end; His Mercies are new every morning. Here is some wisdom I have learned along the way:
As long as Jesus is one of many options, He is not an option.
As long as you can carry your burdens alone, you don’t need a burden bearer.
As long as your situation brings you no grief, you will receive no comfort. As long as you can take Him or leave Him, You may as well leave Him, because He won’t be taken half-heartedly.
But, when you mourn, when you get to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other option but to cast all your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other name that you can call on, then cast all your cares on JESUS…for He is waiting in the midst of your storm.
This Bible you are holding contains: the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers.
Its doctrines are Holy, its Precepts (laws) are binding, its Histories are TRUE and its Decisions are immutable (unchanging).
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe and practice it to be Holy. Within its pages heaven is opened and the gates of hell disclosed.
Christ is its grand subject, our good its design and the glory of God its end.
Read it slowly, frequently and prayerfully, always asking for the Holy Spirits guidance in Jesus name.
It is given to you here, in this life and will be opened at the judgment and is established, unchanging forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward your greatest labor and condemn all who trifle with its contents!
This Bible you own is ONE book. With ONE HERO….Jesus, with one villain….satan, with One theme….Salvation and ONE Purpose….to Glorify GOD.
My prayer for all of you is that you will be able to sing along with the hymn writer…”It is well….It is well…with my Soul.”
Only when you have knelt before God, will you be able to stand alone before men……….Fear No man………… but Fear God.