Thought for this week

Thought for this week is from Melville Paton.

How do we view the Bible?

Norman Liddle of the Scottish Bible Society, in his recent visit to Nether Lochaber Church, reported that there are currently 6,880 languages in the world spoken by over 7.4 billion people. More than half of these languages, 3,655 in number, have no access to a Bible or any part of it. There are only 648 languages which have the full version of the Bible. There are still 350,000,000 people in the world today who do not have even a single book of the Bible in their own language.

There are many places in the world where Christians are desperate to have a Bible. Sadly, there are many homes in the UK where the Bible is a neglected book. We take it for granted and fail to appreciate the impact that it can have on our day to day lives.

The great evangelist D. L. Moody said, “The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.”

In the book of Hebrews, the Bible is described as “Alive and active.”