A couple of months ago I reviewed the 24/7 One Year Chronological Bible and concluded the review by saying that I planned to use it daily. Well, it’s funny how some plans don’t work out at all how we think they will. Shortly after reviewing the Bible a friend of mine saw it and was really impressed with it, so about a week later I sowed it into his life. He’s since been doing his daily devotional reading in this little Bible and today I got to see the fruit of his labor as he preached this morning’s sermon from that very Bible! He also shared with me after today’s service that he made use of another book I gave to him which made me happy because he’s been able to use things that just got lost in the shuffle for me. One of his foundational texts today came from the book of Job and is translated in an especially poignangt manner in the NLT:
“Why don’t people say to God, ‘I have sinned, but I will sin no more’? Or ‘I don’t know what evil I have done– tell me. If I have done wrong, I will stop at once’? (Job 34:31-32)
The sermon itself was good (albeit a bit too long) but this question as posed by the NLT stuck with me. I think this question should give us all pause for thought.