A Different Book

In his book “Legends And Lies: The Real West”, Bill O’Reilly has a section on The Dime Novels. These were paper books which helped to create the image of the Old West.

Regarding those books, O’Reilly writes, “These books were the original pulp fiction, written to be devoured in one gulp and quickly forgotten.”

I have to admit, I enjoy reading books that are to be “devoured in one gulp and quickly forgotten,” but I have to limit the amount of time I give to such books.

The Bible, on the other hand, is a different kind of book.

It has an author like no other.

It is the book of truth.

The words of this book are not to be easily forgotten. Instead, they are to be on my heart. They are to be taught diligently to my children. I am to talk of them constantly. I am to keep them ever before me.

This book is to be a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

I am to study it and take great care to read and understand it correctly so that I can be a workman approved by God.

I am to long for its truth so that I may grow in respect to salvation.

This is the book of all books. The book of life for all of life.