…one of my favorite things in the whole wide world!
This is only the fourth new Bible I've owned as an teen/adult. I
earned my first reference Bible at the age of 16, I think. I spent the
summer painting my dad's workshed in our backyard, and my "pay" was a
brand new green Schofield reference KJV Bible.
I was thrilled to finally have a "grown up" Bible.
I bought a smaller
black Schofield Bible while in college. (I worked in the bookstore, so
I got a discount!) Then several years ago, I bought a generic burgundy
Bible (still KJV) with no references in it. That's the one I've used until now.
have a dirty Bible! By "dirty" I mean that I want it filled with notes
and references and marked up places. I love to see watermarks from
tears and smudges of fingerprints all over it. I like creases in the
cover and a frayed ribbon marker. I want my Bibles to be a testimony
of all that God is doing in my life.
color. (I do like my bible in different colors!) It is a Cambridge
Bible (KJV). It has no references and no concordance in the back. I
would've preferred a concordance, but it wasn't available in this style
and size. I don't like my Bibles to be too big for my hands, you
know? I want it to be easy for me to handle.
I cannot live without a Bible. It is just too important to me. It is not that I am super spiritual…it is because I am super needy! I cannot get through a day without some kind of input from this Book that God has magnified about His Name (Psalm 138:2). If it is that precious to God, then just consider how precious it should be to us.
I am so thankful and thrilled to have a new Bible…but I am even more grateful for the Words in that Bible. They are not new. They are ancient and yet they speak right to my soul today; and I am thrilled to know that when I need something for my day tomorrow, this Book will hold the answers that I need.