Octavius Winslow said the Bible was “the book for the afflicted.” Afflicted; troubled, burdened, distressed. That is to say, it is for every single last one of us: male or female, rich or poor,,… even Democrat or Republican:
We are all deeply, deeply afflicted.
“Before I was afflicted I went astray – but now I obey Your Word. You are good and what you do is good,” – Psa. 119:67
Troubled? Stressed? Harassed? Worried? Burdened? I got the book for you.
- Fly to it.
- Rip open its pages.
- Devour it.
- No need to be polite.
- No need for manners.
- No need to pretend you aren’t starving and about to perish.
- For without it, you surely shall.
God’s Word is ALIVE & ACTIVE (Heb. 4:12) and for the AFFLICTED! I need it as much as I need the next breath I take. Without it, I perish. Without it, you perish.
Without it, there is no hope for any of we, the afflicted.