Cell phone or Bible?

July 31, 2008 | 4 comments

Forwarded by a reader…

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bibles like we treat our cell phone?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several times a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

What if questions you needed answered made you go….hmm….where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don’t have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because it’s word comes straight from God.

Makes you stop and think ‘Where are my priorities?’

And no dropped calls!

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4 thoughts on “Cell phone or Bible?”

  1. For almost a year now I’ve worked with a bunch of women who bring their Bibles to work with them. There are all varities (women and Bibles, both). It’s been an interesting experience since I view the Bible Scientifically and they are taking it literally.
    I haven’t figuered out how to ask probing questions of them yet but am working on it!

  2. To Maggie: I think we can sometimes – or often – view the Bible in both spiritual and in literal terms together. It doesn’t have to be either one or the other. Take for example the verse at Luke 12:28 – Jesus is speaking – which reads: “But if God so clothe the grass which is alive in the field today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O men of little faith.”

    First (spiritually) we know God is clothing mankind with his Life. God is clothing men with his reflection manifesting from inside us, and as/in his reflection. The potential for Perfect Life is continually coming forth to be expressed. “In him there is no darkness at all.” For those who trustingly believe it can often be like living in a second dimension!

    And second (literally) we know we are being clothed with the basic trappings or necessities of life. From God’s point of view he is making us to lie down in “green pastures”. Believe it!

    Both the literal as well as the figurative interpretations are valid in this instance, I think.

    Further on at Luke 12:33 there is a difficult verse for men to take literally, however I believe it contains a blessing for those willing to engage in this seemingly risky spiritual instruction. Take a look.


  3. Maggie,

    And it might not even be a question that you need to ask. Perhaps make an astute observation of your own from your own inspirational study of the Bible. perk their interest.

    For instance, I’ve mentioned to Fundamentalist Christians who were arguing for the reality of evil, that Jesus said the devil is a liar. They’ve heard the words, but never stopped to really ponder the deep meaning of them. Jesus taught that evil is not real. That’s what he said. Evil is a lie and father of lies, which to me, means, anything and everything that evil claims for itself, or otherwise, is not believable, for it is a lie.

    This Biblical observation is often a thought-stopper for those who haven’t grasped the unreality of evil.

    You’ll have your own inspirations to share…

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