Open Bible

I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. —Psalm 119:46

Many hotels in countries around the world have a Bible in each room. Just open a drawer and you’ll find it.

But during a recent hotel stay, I was surprised to see an open Bible placed prominently on a table in the lobby. And when I reached my room, instead of the Bible being in a drawer, it was lying open on the desk. My guess is that the owner decided to draw people’s attention to the presence of God and His Word as they travel—often alone and sometimes in great need.

This caused me to ponder my own response to the Scriptures. Is the Bible open in my heart for people to see? Do my actions give evidence that I’m meditating on God’s Word?

Psalm 119 is filled with praise for the wonder of God’s Word, along with the writer’s promise to live by it and share it with others. “I will walk at liberty, for I seek Your precepts,” he wrote. “I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. And I will delight myself in Your commandments, which I love. . . . And I will meditate on Your statutes” (vv.45-47).

Since every life is an open book, let’s seek to demonstrate the love and power of God’s Word, the Bible, for everyone to see.

David C. McCasland

We are the only Bible
  The careless world will read;
  We are the sinner’s gospel,
  We are the scoffer’s creed.

Flint

Of all the commentaries on the Scriptures, good examples are the best. —John Donne

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