The words of this song make my heart sing. My Bible is indeed a blessed old book. It’s a history book, an instruction manual, and a beacon of light in a dark world. I have the very words of God. He magnified His word above all His name (Psalm 138 : 2).

Yet, even knowing all that, there are times when I don’t immediately think to turn to it. I take advice from friends, family, colleagues, or fellow believers. Knowing full well that the answers to all of life’s battles are found within the pages of my King James Bible, I still seek counsel from elsewhere.

Now we know that in a multitude of counselors there is safety (Proverbs 24 : 6). So, seeking out godly counsel is a good thing. The issue lies in whether or not our first instinct is to seek the answer within the pages of the Bible.

Prayer and Bible reading are the cornerstones of Christian life and our final authority is the words of God printed on the pages of that blessed old book. We can not trust our thoughts, feelings, or the opinions of man. For we know that the heart is desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17 : 9). The only way to know if a friend’s opinion matches what God would have you to do is, is to know from His word what He would have you to do.

We, Born-again, Bible-believing, saved Christians, have the Holy Spirit within us. First we are drawn by the Holy Ghost and then we were are led by Him, but we can easily stray from our Father’s will if we let our Bible gather dust instead of cherishing it and seeking the answers to all of our life’s dilemmas within its pages.

Share any examples or comments on seeking answers within God’s word, below.

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Elle E. Kay shares her thoughts on finding the answers to life’s dilemmas within the pages of God’s word.

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