In our home, you will find many bibles of many translations. Some people may question the number of bibles that are in my possession. However, I learn something new of God’s teachings, and gain different perspectives of God’s message to me through the various translations. One of my favorite study bibles that is marked, highlighted and showing some wear is the NKJ Women’s Study Bible. In this particular bible are devotionals, quotes of wisdom, historical information  and insights of how the scriptures apply to me in today’s world.

This morning as I was reading my study bible. I was reading in  the Psalms. In this reading,  I came across a devotional reminding me of how God’s word is such a precious treasure. At the end of this devotional was this hymn that was written by John Burton ( 1773-1822). After reading through this poem, I felt lead to share it with my readers.

When reading this poem, be reminded that the Word of God is the light to our daily path. It is not only light for our every day path but it is a reminder that the Bible is a place where we will find comfort, wisdom, healing, and learn the true meaning of unconditional love. The poem also reminds us of our beautiful heritage and that we are all children of God.

After you read this poem, I encourage you to begin reading a Psalm and a Proverb each day. You may want to begin a journal where you read scripture and write what God is saying to you.  Trust me, it is a wonderful way to begin your day and to draw closer to your Creator and His Son, Jesus Christ.

Holy Bible, book divine

Precious treasure, thou art mine;

Mine to tell me whence I came;

Mine to teach me what I am.

 

Mine to chide me when I rove;

Mine to show a Savior’s love;

Mine thou art to guide and guard;

Mine to punish or reward.

 

Mine to comfort in distress.

Suff’ring i n this wilderness;

Mine to show by living faith,

Man can triumph over death.

 

Mine to tell of joys to come,

And the rebel sinner’s doom; 

Oh thou Holy Book divine,

Precious treasure, thou art mine.

John Burton

 

The bible.  May you not only read its words but will  engrave and treasure the words of God in this precious book on your heart. I challenge you to share this precious jewel of words with those you encounter on your faith journey.

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