Side By Side
They lie on the table, side by side,
The Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
One is well worn, but cherished with pride,
Not the Bible, but the TV Guide.
One is used daily to help folks decide,
No, not the Bible, but the TV Guide.
Oh, what does it matter, turn on the TV!
Then confusion reigns, they can’t all agree,
On what they shall watch, on the old TV.
The Word of God is seldom read,
Oh, maybe a verse ere they fall into bed.
Exhausted and sleepy and tired as can be,
Not from reading the Bible, but from watching TV!
So, then back to the table, side by side,
Lie the Holy Bible and the TV Guide.
No time for prayers, no time for the Word.
The Plan of Salvation is seldom heard.
But, for forgiveness of sin, so full and free –
It’s found in the Bible, and NOT on TV!
From a Presbyterian Journal
Do you have a Bible: Read it! When anxiety termites away at your peace, read Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Or perhaps laziness is knocking on your door. Read Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.”
Don’t make a decision, large or small, without sitting before God with an open Bible, an open heart, and open ears. Philippians 2:13 says, “God is working in you to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases Him.”
You have all you need to face the giant-size questions of your life. Most of all you have a God who loves you too much to let you wander. You have a heart for God? Heed it! Have a Bible? Read it.