Echoes From the Campfire

He was no diplomat.  He knew that right was always right, and wrong was always wrong.  And one did not make deals to skirt or avoid the two.”
              –William W. Johnstone  (Dreams of Eagles)

    “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”
              –2 Timothy 2:15 (NASB)
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More and more we need to be living in the Word of God.  There is a definite need to have it solidified in our hearts and minds as we face the onslaught of the world.  False teachers are on the rise, false ideologies are now being accepted.  I read recently that a third of Americans now aren’t sure that we should have been fighting against fascism in World War II with 14 percent saying it was an outright mistake.  Only 28 percent said that fighting against the spread of communism in Vietnam was right.  Should we then wonder why our youth are clamoring more and more for socialism?  It doesn’t make sense and it shows just how easy it is to dupe people.
    Genocide, euthanasia, murder, the false hope of socialism, and evil magnified seem to be all right in the eyes of the younger generation.  We shouldn’t wonder when the nation has sanctioned the death of millions of innocents through abortion.  When people are confused about gender, and forget the moral mandates of God, why not give in to the false ideologies that are offered?  Can we not now see how easy it will be for the powers of evil and the Antichrist to deceive the masses?
    The Bible is our lamp.  It is our guide?  Within its pages we find our hope.  It is full of promises that are ours.  Ponder the following by F.B. Meyer.

         “If a cluster of heavenly fruit hangs within reach, gather it.  If a promise lies upon the page as a blank check, cash it.  If a prayer is recorded, appropriate it, and launch it as a feathered arrow from the bow of your desire.  If an example of holiness gleams before you, ask God to do as much for you.  If a truth is revealed in all its intrinsic splendor, entreat that its brilliance may ever irradiate the hemispheres of your life like a star.  Entwine the climbing creepers of holy desire about the latticework of Scripture.  So shall you come to say with the psalmist, ‘Oh, how I love thy law!  It is my meditation all the day.’
         “The advantages of a deep knowledge of the Bible are more than can be numbered here.  It is the Storehouse of the Promises.  It is the Sword of the Spirit, before which temptation flees.  It is the all-sufficient Equipment of Christian usefulness.  It is the believer’s Guidebook and Directory in all possible circumstances.  Words fail to tell how glad, how strong, how useful shall be the daily life of those who can say with the prophet: ‘Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart.”

In these evil times in which we are living.  These days of purposed subverting the Word of God, it is vital, no, it is the only hope that we have the Bible etched in our heart.  “I have treasured Your word in my heart so that I may not sin against You.” (HCSB)