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More Important Than Food

May 31st, 2011 Posted in sermons

If you want to learn about God and His ways, then learn to study this wonderful book God has given to us, the Bible. It is the user’s manual to life. It tells us what is right and wrong and what is good and evil. It tells us how to live, how to do business, how to have a successful marriage, and much, much more.

But most importantly, the Bible tells us how to know and walk with God. In fact, everything you need to know about God is found in the pages of the Bible. That is why Abraham Lincoln said of the Bible, “All of the good from the Savior is communicated through this Book. All things that are desirable to man are contained in it.”

Crack the book.

Sadly, many people today own Bibles but seldom read them. As many as 93 percent of Americans own at least one Bible, but little more than half read it, and only 25 percent read it every day.

Yet success or failure in the Christian life is determined by how much the Bible you get into your heart and mind every day, and then by how completely you obey its instructions.

More Important Than Food

Think about that for a moment.

If you want to grow spiritually, then regular Bible reading must become a part of your life. It is essential. It is not something you will outgrow, any more than you will outgrow eating or breathing. When you begin to grasp the central place Scripture must command in your life, then you will start to appreciate Job’s words about it: “I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food” (Job 23:12).

4 Responses to “More Important Than Food”

  1. Irene says:

    I want you to know that your reward in heaven will be many. You are not afraid to let people know about Jesus Christ and has been in just the last few years I have not hesitated either. At least they know where I stand. I am reading your book essentials. Its very in debt and I understand a lot of it. You have a way of explaining things where a person can understand it. Also I appreciate the audio that I receive from you also. I pray that you will continue in your service of the Lord and I love to hear how your a real softy when it comes to your grandchildren.

  2. JASON FROM BORONIA MELBOURNE VICTORIA AUSTRALIA says:

    Pastor Greg
    You are an insprational to me I can relate well to the Chapter of your book Lost Boys because I lapsing badily after my attendence of a Christian Boading school in 1989/1900 and yiu led my back to Jesus and If I get the chance to meet you I would shake your hand.

  3. Victor says:

    Thank you Pastor Greg for this reminder. I need to start reading my Bible everyday.

    Blessings,

    Victor

  4. Becky says:

    I loved this Pastor Greg, very simple instructions to learn about God and what He has for us! It’s food for life!

    Blessings to you and your family ~ Becky

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