No Bible, No TV or Email!

Posted on: February 2nd, 2012 by Kay Swatkowski

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Psalm 119:103

The Gutenberg Bible was printed sometime in the 1450’s.  The first type cast printed Bible in the United States was printed in Pennsylvania in 1776.  Up until then, all Bibles had to be imported from Europe.

Worldwide over one hundred million Bibles are sold every year. Americans spend about four hundred and fifty two million dollars a year on Bibles.  The average household has four Bibles.

Amazing, isn’t it?

We have been blessed with access to God’s Word.  We have also been blessed with access to many other things such as tv, books, computers, music.  Sometimes I struggle with  being distracted from the greatest blessing of all – God’s Word – by the smaller gifts I have been given.

I have a Bible-reading friend who is greatly inspiring me.  She, too, is sometimes distracted from reading God’s Word.  She told me this week that she has chosen a new path when it comes to her time with God.  “No Bible – No TV!”

She loves cooking shows, craft shows, home decorating shows.  She realized she would watch those things while neglecting to read her Bible.  So, each morning she reminds herself, “No Bible – No TV.”

Making the Bible a priority in our days may be easier than we think.  It is a gift to us and we have to decide how to manage our activities so that the Bible will take its rightful place in our lives.

We want to teach our children to delay gratification and to get their homework done before TV or going outside.  We can use the same principle in our own lives.

For me it is “No Bible -No Email!”  I am learning that I need to go to God in the morning before I go to the computer.

How do you keep the Bible in its rightful place?

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