Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth

A little boy once told me that the word ‘Bible’ stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth – B.I.B.L.E. I thought that was a pretty good insight coming from a child. In fact it’s not all that different from something the Apostle Paul said about the Bible: ‘Everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope.’
I remember, in the days when I first became aware of a spiritual emptiness within me and was starting to look for some deeper meaning to life, there was a copy of the Bible in a glass frame on my local railway station. Below it were written the words, ‘Read yourself rich.’ And I did. I’ve been being enriched by it ever since; The Maker’s Manual – my Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

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1 Response to Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth

  1. The only thing is what the boy did not see or did not understand is that we shall not leave the earth but have a heavenly hope to become inhabitants of the Kingdom of God, which shall be a paradise here on earth (for most of us).

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