Regarding the Talking Book

"Many books in my library are now behind and beneath me; I read them years ago, with considerable pleasure; I have read them since with disappointment; I shall never read them again. They were good in their way once, and so were the clothes I wore when I was ten years old — but I have outgrown them. Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years. The deeper you dig into Scripture, the more you find that it is a GREAT abyss of TRUTH."

— Excerpted from C. H. Spurgeon's sermon #1017 "THE TALKING BOOK" Written by BOB L. ROSS

When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. Proverbs 6:22

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 1Corinthians 13:11

And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Ecc 12:12-14

God has written the law, God's heart, upon fleshly tables of our hearts where it is to be revered with adoration. God did not just place His law in our hands where it can be set down, misplaced or lost. The intent of His heart is not to be spoken of as if we are ashamed of it, but with boldness seasoned with grace to keep us from cutting off ears.

Why? So the Word of God can lead us, protect us, and be our companion. For if left to oursleves we will wander off the right path, get into deep trouble, and be lonely misreable wretches. No other book is "living" like the Word of God. It is through the ministry of the Holy Spirit that the words of our Savior speak to our hearts and bring us peace and joy and comfort in time of need...it brings us boldness in spiritual battles, and protection from the attacks of the enemy...it showers us with the love we so desperately need. Do you have a need? The answer is in the "Talking Book" as Charles Spurgeon called it, for it is a book that is not merely to be read, but will speak to your spirit. Go ahead, indulge yourself in the depths of the precious jewels of the Word of God, for it's TRUTHS are timeless, and will always accomplish what God sends it out to accomplish.

For now the "Living Word" the "Talking Book" is two dimensional, but one day we will SEE Him face to face, clearly. Until then commune with Jesus to your hearts desire and come to adore Him more and more, rest in His arms and receive of His heart the Spirit of the law as opposed to the letter of the law.
© Monika Hardy


Conny said...

I heard a quote by some preacher once that said something like "The Word of God is so deep that a scholar can delve into its depth and never finish learning; yet a small child can wade into it without fear of drowning."

Domestically Inclined said...

Awesome quote and truth Conny. I am just rereading "Come ye Children" by Spurgeon in preparation for VBS this summer, and he says the same in many ways. Real life application...6 kids got saved last night at Friday Night Kids church!

Miss Jen said...

Wow... that was beautiful! ;)
Thank you for such a God honoring
thoughtful post!!!

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

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