Today the Gideon’s are handing out their little green Bibles on campus. They do this once a year and although I do not agree with their doctrines or the way they obtain their funds I am still happy to see their smiling faces on campus each fall. These Bibles may be the only exposure some students have to the Bible each year. So many students grew up in homes and even churches were the Bible was not taught. If one of these Bibles can find an open hearts there is so much that can come from it.
Scripture is so important, it is God’s word, it is how he speaks to us, it tells us how we are to live our lives, encourages us, gives us hope, and it is our “sword”.
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete,equipped for every good work.” 1 Timothy 3:16-17
Although Bibles are only handed out freely once a year on Auburn’s campus, we have the opportunity to be a living example of its power everyday. Our speech, actions, and attitudes are seen by our peers everyday, what sort of example are we of the power of God’s grace and the power His Word can have on us? Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Before I obeyed the Gospel, and had my sins washed away through baptism I was lost, and I still fall, but I am so thankful that through His word and His grace we can have forgiveness.
“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins” – Ephesians 2:1
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved”- Ephesians 2:4-5
These little Bibles if found in the hands of an open heart can be oh so powerful. I’m so thankful that we live in a country where Bibles can not only be passed out freely and openly, but the Bible can also be discussed without fear.