From House to House/Heart to Heart


    It is said that when Dr. David Livingstone started his trek across Africa, he had 73 books in three packs, weighing 180 pounds. 

    After the party had gone 300 miles, Livingstone was obliged to throw away some of the books because of the fatigue of those carrying his baggage.  As he continued on his journey his library grew less and less, until he had but one book left—his Bible.

Truly, the Bible is the one book humanity cannot do without.  One writer said about the Bible,  “This Book is the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.  Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.

“Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, practice it to be holy.  It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.

“It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s character.”

I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.  I will delight myself in Your statues;  I will not forget Your word.  Psalm 119:15-16

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a lamp to my path.  I have sworn and confirmed that I will keep Your righteous judgments.  Psalm 119:105-106