Textbook for Life

“Study this Book of instruction continually. . .”  Joshua 1:8


            As I looked through the college book store, I finally found a used volume of the very expensive textbook I needed for my last class. Being a student, I had little money to spare so I was very happy—until I stood before the cashier. “I’m sorry,” she said, “you’ll have to buy the latest edition of this book.”

The latest edition was an extra $40! And this was a very long time ago. I wondered if I could live on a diet of Top Ramen for the next semester.

How would you like to study a textbook that never goes out of date, never will be contradicted, never proven false or inaccurate? You can. It is the Living Word of God; the Bible. All life’s answers are found within its pages; comfort to heal our wounds and peace to soothe our weary souls. Fear may be overcome; anxiety may be calmed; and confusion clarified by devouring the living Word of God. His promises Never Fail!


  • Isaiah 41:10, 12       Do not be afraid—I am with you! I am your God—let nothing terrify      you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you.      . .I am the Lord your God; I strengthen you and tell you, Do not be      afraid; I will help you. 


  • Joshua 1:8  Study this Book      of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be      sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and      succeed in all you do.


  • Psalm 119:15  I will meditate      on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. 16 I will delight in your statutes; I will not      forget your word


  • Psalm 119:103  Your word is so      pleasing to my taste buds—it’s sweeter than honey in my mouth!.


  • Psalm 119:162  I’m overjoyed at your word, like      someone who finds great treasure.


  • Jeremiah 15:16  When I discovered      your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I      bear your name, O Lord God      of Heaven’s Armies.

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