“Risikili” – Introduction
(Read it, study it, know it, live it.)
Do you own a Bible? If so, do you read it? When? Why? Do you read a Bible on line? What does it mean to you?
Today I want to begin a series of blog posts expressing, at least in part, the value of God’s Word, The Holy Bible, as I see it− and more importantly, as God sees it.
I stated in my introductory post for this blog, that I plan to have variety. And the main reason I blog is that I want to share my passion for God and His Word, the Bible. That same passion led me to write some children’s books because I want my grandchildren to know and love God and His Word. Now that I’ve self-published the books others are enjoying and learn from the stories. (If you would like information about my books, please e-mail me > firstname.lastname@example.org.)
In this blog series, I call “Risikili,” I’ll include some of my own thoughts as well as those of a few Bible scholars who certainly express their thoughts with much greater eloquence than I.
I must admit that one purpose for blogging for me is to satisfy my need to release some of the pressure that builds up from the fire in my belly regarding the unspeakable value of the Word of God in the life of a Christian. This fire is then mixed with a frustration from observing that many believers seem to be apathetic toward God’s Holy Book even though it was given to us by our own Heavenly Father, Creator of the universe. This apathy results in men and women profaning that which is holy− their own Bibles. In other words, declaring God’s Word a common thing, unimportant to daily life and marginalizing any aspirations toward holiness and abundant living.
Keep in mind that I am talking about Christians− those of us who call ourselves followers of Christ. Yes, I said ourselves. At times, I've been guilty of not respecting God’s Word as I should and, with God’s help, I’m making strides in the right direction.
I do hope people will tune in to this blog regularly and be inspired and encouraged about the Bible and the golden nuggets in Its pages. (If you’re interested in receiving updates on new posts, please “Subscribe” and type in your e-mail address in the provided space above my picture on the upper right hand side of this blog page.)
These posts will by no means be exhaustive− that would be pretty impossible. For the world cannot contain the words, chapters and books that would express the totality of the value of God’s written Word to mankind. I desire for myself and others that we will Risikili! – read it, study it, know it, live it!
I welcome your comments. In talking with others followers of Jesus, I know that many share my same passion about our Lord and His Scripture.
My post next week will be titled, “My Plan for You − Your Heart’s Desire.” I do hope you’ll stop by. If that title sounds familiar it might be because you read the poem in my post of March 19, 2015.
If you will, please tell us (in the Comment section below) your favorite scripture passage. Thanks and God bless you today!