1 Samuel 3:1, “And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.”
The Bible says that the Word of the Lord was precious in those days. I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant when I read it, so I did a study on it. The word precious doesn’t mean valuable. It means rare. The Word of the Lord was rare in those days. We could definitely say the same thing about our day. God’s Word is rare in our day.
Let me ask ourselves this question. What are we going to change that? It’s been said that we are the only Bible some people are going to read? What kind of Bible are the reading? My hope is that it’s one that points others to Christ. I strive to live in such a way that others can see the love of God through me. We can’t force others to read the Bible, but our lives can be an example. Our lives can show this world that there’s something we have that they don’t. As Christians, we are representatives of Christians whether we want to be or not. Let’s not add to the rareness of God’s Word in today’s society. Let’s read it, and let’s live it.