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A Gift in Words

Chad Haygood

We’ve entered the season of gift-giving and gift receiving. To be honest, I love this season. I love giving gifts, especially to my family and if I’m really honest I enjoy receiving gifts too. As we’ve been making our way through 2 Timothy I’ve given quite a bit of thought about the gift of our Savior as well as the gift God has given us in His Word, the Bible.

Isn’t it true that the value of a gift can be measured by the one who gives it? If a friend gives me a pen I hope that I’ll be thankful for it but my chances of losing it by the end of the day are pretty high. But what about a pen from the President? I’d never write with it! I’m not sure I’d even want to hold it and risk replacing his fingerprints with mine. I’d put the pen in a prominent place, look at it often, and would surely tell others about it.

In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 we hear this about the Bibles that we carry and put on our coffee tables, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” The eternal, omnipotent, authoritative King of Kings has given us a gift! The One who has made all things and sits on the throne as ruler of all things has given us a gift! How that should impact the way that we consider the Scriptures!

God, who has made you and has all authority, has breathed out the Word that tells us how we can know him, enjoy him, and obey him. What a gift!! We should consider our Bibles of inestimable value. We should read it, meditate on it, memorize it, and obey it because it has been delivered to us by God. Is there anything in our possession more valuable?

How are you relating to the Scriptures? Is the Bible a neglected possession in your life? Is it esteemed, on display, and spoken about? If a pen from the President would motivate you as much, how much more should the words from God? Today, let’s remember that we have been given a precious gift, of incomparable worth, in the Word of God. Let’s thank God for such a gift and spend some time in awe of this gift from which we learn of our Savior, the greatest gift of all.