Why Study a Book for Inspiration: Wonder #2

In the first Wonder entry we looked at “soul food or food for the soul,” what feeds us. I don’t know about you but I love to turn on my radio in the car and if those songs from the ’60s and early ’70s are playing, I’m back to my young adulthood. I love a cup of coffee with a friend where we can just “chew the fat,” and philosophize about all the wonders of life. A walk in nature is great as long as there are not too many bugs, I know where I’m going, and best with a friend. A good book is like a day of vacation. I’m starting the Winslow series with my little ole people and we all love it. A night at a good movie with friends when I am too tired to think, will also revive me. I would say the way to my heart is through my mind but when my blood sugar is low, problems loom large. When I’m exhausted, the bed calls.
In this lesson we want to start looking at a book that has inspired people through the ages. Why has the Bible consistently hung in there as one of the top selling books?

1. _____It’s great literature.
2. _____Inspiration and guidance for daily life.
3. _____It is a symbol of truth and authority.
4. _____It records history from several perspectives.
5. _____To nurture and encourage faith.
6. _____Comfort in times of grief or stress.
7. _____To engage in ongoing reflection about life.

If you checked all of the above, you are right. People come to the Bible for many different reasons. Truth, inspiration, poetry, history are all found in its covers.

Which Bible verse inspires you the most to check out the Book?

______”Come to me all who are weak and heavy laddened and I will give you rest.”
______”All scripture is useful for teaching, reproof, instruction and training in righteousness.”
_____”Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my way.”

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