Desiring the Bible—For the Right Reasons

A man told a Bible salesman, “I’ll buy one of those Bibles. Maybe now my luck will change!”

If he got a raise, did he attribute it to having a Bible? If he lost his job or had an accident, did he conclude the Bible wasn’t worth it?

The Bible properly used

Did he read it? The Bible is a know-and-do book. If you don’t know it, you can’t do it. But if you don’t do it, knowing doesn’t count (James 1:22, 25).


The man hoped the Bible would change his luck. But the Bible, properly applied, could change his life! That poor fellow was counting on the Bible for something it was never designed to do.

If he had only known . . . .

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