For more than 150 years, The Bible’s credibility has been the victim of a concerted effort from various sources. Creating doubts al the way to contempt. Yet millions of people recognize a need for spirituality. That Need is a natural and fundamental part of our nature as Human Beings losing sight of this essential characteristic, Exposes us to secularism. By this, I mean other sources of things not spiritual. Promoting the rise of materialism and, entertainment beyond a balance in our lives. The fast pace of modern life, the high cost of the necessities in life. The complications and The increase of violence, well I could go on and on. But you know what these things.., are doing to society and it’s full spectrum. It sounds to simple to say that the Bible can solve these problems. Starting with yourself is a chance to give the teachings of Jesus a look,, not an emotional experience, but rather a thoughtful examination of what he taught to the crowds From which many disciples became his students and followers. That’s when the emotions kick in, Joy, Peace and many more.
That is what Bible reading does for us. GOD inspired righteous men to write 66 books for over 1500. years, carrying more than 280 prophecies about Jesus, many of which have been fulfilled.
Today we begin reading at Matthew 5:12..
Rejoice you and be glad, because your reward is great in the kingdom.for thus did they persecute the prophets who werw before you
Matthew 5:13….You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its strength, in what shall it be used? for nothing it is good, except to be cast out and be trodden down by man.
Matthew 5:14..you are the light of the world a city set, upon a mountain is not able to be hid.
Matthew 5:14….Nor do you light a lamp and put it under a basket, but put on a lampstand , and it shines on everyone in the house.
We see how easy it is to understand these words of Jesus. There were no scholars that jesus called on to explain what Jesus said There were no clergy standing by to collect money from the crowd standing by. His words were understood then, they are understood now. Daily Bible reading will help us see that its JESUS the Great Teacher speaking to us, You do not need others that are not the Great teacher.
Christian personalities a4e developed over Time personal effort, Bible , Prayer. This web site is one way to cultivate interest in Jesus as our teacher from GOD his Father. This is what he told Pilot, ” I came to bear witness to the truth “…. His witness (words) are still being spoken from the Bible…
More of His fabulous Sermon on the mount, tomorrow. agape Terry