We continue our Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy (Gently) festivities here on GUWG.
Last week, we kicked things off with our official Bible Quiz-o-rama to help assess our Bible literacy. Since then, we’ve been going through a slew of ways to get more Bibleishness into our lives.
Today, we discover that the Bible even tells us where to keep our Bibles:
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11)
In other words, keep it here …
A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up. Some fell on rocky ground, and when it came up, the plants withered because they had no moisture. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up and yielded a crop, a hundred times more than was sown. (Luke 8:5-8)
The disciples had no clue what Jesus meant. So they asked him.
The seed is the word of God. Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. Those on the rocky ground are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while, but in the time of testing they fall away. The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. (Luke 8:11-15)
So, how can we keep Satan from stealing God’s word out of our hearts?
Don’t let the world WRAP you up.
In other words, don’t let life’s Worries, Riches And Pleasures choke you and make you unfruitful.
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