Thus Saith the Lord
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
Every New Year is an uncharted and unknown sea. No ship has ever sailed this way before. The wisest of earth’s sons and daughters cannot tell us what we may encounter on this journey. Familiarity with the past may afford us a general idea of what we may expect, but just where the rocks lie hidden beneath the surface or when that “tempestuous wind called Euroclydon” may sweep down upon us suddenly, no one can say with certainty.
Now more than at any other time in generations, the believer is in a position to go on the offensive. The world is lost on a wide sea, and believers alone know the way to the desired haven. While things were going well, the world scorned them with their Bible and hymns, but now the world needs them desperately, and it needs that despised Bible, too. For in the Bible, and there only, is found the chart to tell us where we are going on this rough and unknown ocean. The day when believers should meekly apologize is over—they can get the world’s attention not by trying to please, but by boldly declaring the truth of divine revelation. They can make themselves heard not by compromise, but by taking the affirmative and sturdily declaring, “Thus saith the Lord.”
I have the privilege of starting afresh on my One Year Bible journey. If I remember correctly, this is my wife’s and my 29th year. This is one of the legacies that my Father (now with the Lord) and Mother gave us. I remember clearly the day we stopped to visit them. They were living in a little 1 bedroom house. They were sitting at their little dining room table and my mom was reading to my dad (my dad could no longer read the small print). I asked my mom: ¿qué le lee a mi papá? (What are you reading to my Dad?) That\’s when I was introduced to this great tool. I want to say thank you to my parents for this great legacy. I pray that everyone would discover the joy of reading God’s Word and the strength and direction you will receive daily.
By the way, if you don\’t want to buy a One Year Bible, you can read it online at oneyearbibleonline.com
May you in 2020 discover that in the Bible, and there only, is found the chart to tell us where we are going on this rough and unknown ocean we call life.
Have a blessed and prosperous New Year!
Pastor Joe Aguilar