If He Can Keep Us Away From The Book

The "He" in the above title, refers to the devil himself (Revelation 12:9). The "Book" in the above title, refers to the holy Book; the Bible. Contained in this Book are inspired words which will endure forever (2 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 40:8; 1 Peter 1:25).

If the devil can keep us away from the Book, he will eventually have complete control over the thoughts and intentions of our heart. He will have our minds focused on evil and impure thoughts (Genesis 6:5-7), rather than on good and pure thoughts (Philippians 4:6-8). The apostle Paul tells us that in order to focus our minds on thoughts that are good and pure, we must be willing to cast down all worldly thinking and flawed human reasoning, bringing into captivity "every thought to the obedience of Christ" (2 Corinthians 10:5).

The devil will keep us away from the Book through various worldly mediums, such as television (see here), entertainment, electronic addictions, sports, music (see here), and the list goes on and on. If the old devil can successfully keep folks "busy" focusing on worldly things, he can keep us away from opening the Book -- God's instruction manual which contains instructions on how to gain access to heaven.

As a former library substitute, I have observed many Harry Potter books in our libraries (that emphasize divination and occult practices), whose covers and pages have become frayed through constant use by children (see here). What if these same children could wear out the Bible in the same manner? (they might actually learn some spiritual principles to govern their life by). Sad to say, because of political correctness, Bibles are no longer accessible to children in our public school libraries, but they are available in prisons. Parents, let us be responsible for motivating our children not only to open, but to read and study the Book.

Beloved, if the devil can keep us away from the Book, he can successfully keep us and our children from heaven, that eternal dwelling place where nothing that is defiled will be present (Revelation 21:22-27, note verse 27). The remaining question is, do we really want ourselves and our children to see heaven? Seriously, do we have to be spoon-fed into heaven?

Let's get serious about going to heaven and taking our children and other folks with us. Let us read, heed, and obey God's instructions found within the pages of the Book; the Bible.

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets


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