Wednesday, October 17, 2012

D.L Moody's thoughts on the Bible

Job 23:12 “I have not departed from the command of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food."

Today's blog is going to feature a statement about scripture written in the flyleaf of the Bible of famous 19th century evangelist D.L Moody.  It is so wonderfully encouraging and edifying that I felt it necessary to share it with you today dear reader.  Enjoy!

The Bible: The Book of Books
by D.L Moody
"The Bible reveals the mind of God, the state of man, the way of life, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers.  Read it to be wise.
It gives light to direct you, food to support  you and comfort to cheer you.  It is the traveler's map, the soldier's sword, the Christian's chart
In the Bible paradise is restored; heaven is opened; and the gates of hell are described.  Christ is its theme, our good its design and the glory of God its purpose.
The Bible should fill our memories, rule our hearts and guide our feet.  Read it slowly, frequently and prayerfully.
It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, a river of pleasure.  It is given to us in life; it will be open in judgment and remembered forever.  It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor and condemns all who trifle with it.
The Bible sets forth two things: the cross and the throne.  The Old Testament points toward the cross.  The Gospels tell the story of the cross.  The Epistles point toward the throne.  The Book of Revelation tells the story of the throne.
The Old Testament tells us what sin leads to and ends with: 'Lest I come and smite the earth with a curse'. (Malachi 4:6)
The New Testament shows the way out of sin and ends like this: 'The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all'. (Revelation 22:21)"

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