he Bible George Muller, after having read the Bible through one hundred times with increasing delight, made this statement: "I look upon it as a lost day when I have not had a good time over the Word of God. Friends often say, I have so much to do, so many people to see, I cannot find time for Scripture study." Perhaps there are not many who have more to do than I. For more than half a century I have never known one day when I had not more business than I could get through. For four years I have had annually about 30,000 letters, and most of these have passed through my own hands.
"Then, as pastor of a church with 1,200 believers, great has been my care. Besides, I have had charge of five immense orphanages; also, at my publishing depot, the printing and circulating of millions of tracts, books and Bibles; but I have always made it a rule never to begin work until I have had a good season with God and His Word. The blessing I have received has been wonderful."
The transforming power of the Bible
Though accounts of the demise of Fletcher Christian vary, the outcome of the Bounty mutineers is well known. After nine mutineers, twelve Tahitian women and six Tahitian men were put ashore on Pitcairn Island in 1790, jealousy, treachery, drunkenness and murder took over. Ten years later, only two white men survived, surrounded by native women and half-breed offspring. When one of them died in 1800, he was the first man on the island to die a natural death. When the sole remaining mutineer was discovered in 1808, it was found that he had at one point discovered a Bible. By reading it and teaching it to others, he had instituted a simple, pious little community with no jail, no whiskey, no crime, and no laziness. Such is the transforming power of the Word of God.
Love for the Bible
A man in Kansas City was severely injured in an explosion. Evangelist Robert L. Summer tells about him in his book The Wonder of the Word of God. The victim's face was badly disfigured, and he lost his eyesight as well as both hands. He was just a new Christian, and one of his greatest disappointments was that he could no longer read the Bible. Then he heard about a lady in England who read braille with her lips. Hoping to do the same, he sent for some books of the Bible in braille. Much to his dismay, however, he discovered that the nerve endings in his lips had been destroyed by the explosion. One day, as he brought one of the braille pages to his lips, his tongue happened to touch a few of the raised characters and he could feel them. Like a flash he thought, I can read the Bible using my tongue. At the time Robert L. Summer wrote his book, the man had "read" through the entire Bible four times.
Let the Word of God do its work!
If you are cold, let it WARM you.
If you are asleep, let it WAKE you.
If you are a backslider, let it WARN you.
If you are defiled, let it WASH you.
If you are disobedient, let it WHIP you.
If you are uncertain, let it WITNESS to you.
If you are unsaved, let it WIN you.
I would like a job as tutor, teacher and advisor to your family.
I will never take a vacation.
I will never be out of humor.
I don't drink or smoke.
I won't borrow your clothes or raid your refrigerator.
I will be up in the morning as early as anyone in the household and will stay up as late as anyone wishes.
I will help solve any problems your children might have.
I will give you the satisfaction of knowing that no question your children ask will go unanswered.
For that matter, I will answer any of your own questions on subjects that range from "How we got here?" to "Where are we headed?"
I will help settle bets and differences of opinion.
I will give you information that will help you with your job, your family and all of your other interests.
In short, I will give you the knowledge that will insure the continued success of your family.
Iam your Bible.
Do I get the job?