Most of you will know that I really love the King James Version of the Bible; it is the one I normally use.
I love it because it is just like poetry in some parts.
Other people use many other versions and that’s OK, but it has to be this version for me.
Yes, it can be difficult to understand, but there are parts of it that has language that I just adore.
Take James 1 v 21 for example.
“Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness” is just wonderful language, making me smile every time I read it.
OK, I have to look up the Greek to see what it means but I love that!
Whatever version you have in your hand I encourage you to read it more, study it more and meditate upon it more.
This is not through a works mentality in order to be blessed by God, but through a love for God and a love for His Word.
Whatever version you use I encourage you to rightly divide the Word (2 Timothy 2 v 15).
It is through understanding this Word, understanding about Jesus and His finished work that will see us being transformed through mind renewal (Romans 12 v 2).
Whether you like an old or new version, whether you read the Word or listen to it on cd or mp3, whether you like old English or modern language I encourage you to delve into His Word.
It will change your life!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you that it is the agent for change in my life”.
James 1 v 21…..Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls