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Blessings Ahead

By Pastor John Bingham

James 1:25, “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”

Have you seen those road signs on the road, “Road Work Ahead”? When we see these, we anticipate workers on the road, slower traffic, or cones to navigate. It causes us to be alert to what’s ahead.

The Bible is more than a history book, or a book about God, it is a book that is transformative in its power. We are called to do more than just read it. We are called to apply its truth to our life, and live by it. The promise is that those who not only hear its words, but choose to live by them will receive great blessings ahead!

An unknown writer said, "This Book is the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding; its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's character. Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. Follow its precepts and it will lead you to Calvary, to the empty tomb, to a resurrected life in Christ; yes, to glory itself, for eternity.

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