Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food. – Job 23:12.
I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When the going gets tough (or not) a peanut butter and jelly sandwich satisfies!
There is nothing flashy, or outlandish about a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It simply does its job of providing nourishment for the human body.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are also very adaptable to the weather conditions. They are tasty whether they have been refrigerated, or if they have been in a lunch box, that has been inside of a hot vehicle all day.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are enjoyed by young and old alike. They are also enjoyed by rich and poor alike, as well.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. – Galatians 3:28.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are very economical, as well. As a matter of fact, we were able to save enough for a down payment on our house by eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch each day!
I understand your appreciation about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Bob, but what does this have to do with “A Supply of Grace?”
Well, I simply want to think of the fact that virtually everyone has access to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They supply ample nutrition for the one in need of nutrition.
I can only think of one thing that compares to PB & J. That is the Word of God!
The Bible supplies ample nutrition for the one in need of spiritual nutrition. There is no other source for this spiritual nutrition.
I am that bread of life. – John 6:48
The Bible can be found virtually everywhere, including the Dollar Store. Yes, you can purchase a copy of the King James Bible for $1.00. The Bible can be found in almost every home, on every phone!
Yet, like the Nation of Israel, who God had committed His oracles to (Romans 3:2), many Christians try to water down, add to, and improve the Word of God. They have done this through the failure to rightly divide the Word of Truth, thus creating a sort of “word salad” out of the Scriptures. I guess they are at least reading the Word.
Others have replaced the Bible with vain philosophies. There are those who have replaced the Word of God with manipulative emotions, and entertainment.
What are we to do? It’s quite simple. Open the Bible!
Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. – 1 Timothy 4:13
Reading – Reading the Scriptures motivates the reader to exhortation.
Exhortation – Exhortation leads to doctrine.
Doctrine – Doctrine leads back to reading.
Reading, exhortation, and doctrine are a package. Too many neglect reading the Bible, and their exhortation comes from the sources I mentioned above – vain philosophies, emotions, and entertainment. Thus, doctrine also comes from these things as well.
Bob Picard, Pastor, God’s Grace Bible Church, Millbury, Massachusetts