What do you think of when you hear the words, “happy hour?” I would imagine most people would say having drinks at the local pub after work.
Recently I was visiting with a waitress friend who had purchased a copy of Volume 1. Knowing her to be a Christian woman I was somewhat taken back when she told me she and her husband enjoy happy hour every evening before dinner. But I found out to them the phrase means reading Bible passages as a couple and they are now doing the same using chapters from my book. What an honor!
I find it interesting how similar words and phrases can have different meanings. Examples would include “board” meaning to get on a train or sometimes to describe a plank of wood, “battle of the bulge” as in trying to lose weight or a decisive battle in WW II or “shudder” when you’re cold or an outside window trim.
But there is only one way to interpret the Bible. It is the true and inspired Word of God. Scholars have argued, theologians have debated and countries have banned but this book remains living proof of God’s sovereignty and affirms the life of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is filled with testimony, overflows with history and is sprinkled with mystery. It is the number one best seller and most read of all time, yet doubters remain.
Read what James, the brother of Jesus, writes about doubters,
“But when he asks,
he must believe and not doubt,
because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea,
blown and tossed by the sea.”
It all comes down to faith. Are we willing to take the dangerous step and declare the Bible inaccurate, written by ordinary men with false conclusions, or are we to believe the Bible is our connection to the Father and His eternal promise? Put another way, is it wise to discount the teachings found in the Book of Books and take the chance of being eternally separated from God and forever alone?
I’ll let you decide.
Hear James describe the meeting between the Risen Jesus and the original doubting Thomas,
“Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands.
Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”