– Jide Lawal
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1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
As far back as I can remember I’ve always been very interested in the Bible. I remember my first one, red with a hardcover, Revised Standard Version.
What a world of discovery it was. I realized that this was a Book of books that spoke of God and angels, of devils and demons, of kings and kingdoms, of wars and warriors, of prophets and prophecies, of Jews and gentiles, of psalms and proverbs, of apostles and epistles, of talking donkeys and parting seas, and a myriad of riddles, parables, miracles and chronicles… I enjoyed it as much as I later enjoyed novels, and found it rather interesting.
But the day my attitude to the Bible changed was the day I discovered it was also a Book written about me. I saw the verses quoted above and saw that they referred to me as surely as any letter addressed to me. I saw that my destiny and my destination in life and in eternity were tightly bound to the way in which I responded to the Message of the Book and the invitation it contains.
1 Corinthians 2
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
True, the Bible is a Book about the Trinity. But it is also a Book about you! And is this so surprising? You are God’s child, planned for before the foundation of the world. He loved you and He knew you and He purposed for you to take your place in His will from eternity past. Beyond the transient nature of physical things is the reality of His love for you. Go through your Bible again, and take special note of the message contained in this Book. It contains a lot of information about you!