A lot of people have never read the bible, which could very well be part of the chaos abounds in our world. Too many people trust in other people rather than in God, and part of that can be that they’ve never read the bible. A number of people don’t believe in God or the Bible and while that is a true pity, that is a personal choice that only they can make. God loves them anyway and He is always ready to accept them when they turn to him. (Don’t believe me? Read the Bible.)
Many people do read the bible and the majority who do claim to be Christians, though they don’t truly understand the Bible. Understanding is an ongoing process. The thing is that it can be fun and interesting to learn about the bible.
Here is a little example:
Do you know what the shortest chapter in the entire Bible is? The shortest chapter is Psalm 117 and consists of only two verses.
Do you know what the longest chapter in the bible is? The longest chapter is Psalm 119, with 176 verses.
Would you care to guess which chapter is at the center of the Bible? If you guessed that it was Psalm 118, you’d be correct. It is immediately after the shortest and immediately before the longest chapters in the Bible.
There are 594 chapters before Psalm 118. There are 594 chapters after Psalm 118. If you add 594 and 594, you’ll come up with 1188.
Before you dismiss the significance of this number, do you know what the center verse in the Bible is? It is Psalm 118:8.
The significance and importance don’t end there, though. What does Psalm 118:8 say?
“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
Wow! Simply wow! Reread the second sentence of this article. For Christians, this should be as plain as it gets. It explains the problems seen in the world today and that cause happens to be the exact opposite of the very center of the Bible.
This should be a wakeup call for Christians, particularly those who are ‘lukewarm’ Christians, who approach God, Christ, and the Bible with a half-hearted belief.
Think about it, seriously. Are you putting your trust in God, or are you relying on people? Note that this includes yourself. It is a rather sobering thought, isn’t it?
Someone who will be reading this will need this message. When a message like this has been laid on my heart, I’ve learned not to doubt it.