Monday, June 7, 2010

The Bible - least read?

by Rev. James Wong
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”
(2 Tim 3:16-17 NIV).

I once met a young manager who told me he was not a Christian but he had read the Bible many times. I was wondering why would a non-believer read the Bible a few times ? And if he had read the Bible many times over why was he not a Christian yet? Many years later I heard that he has become a follower of Christ. This must be the case because the bible is ‘God-breathed’ that gives new life to those who read it.

Today is United Bible Society Sunday on our church calendar. The United Bible Societies (UBS) is a fellowship of 145 national Bible Societies working to place God’s Word in the hearts and minds of the people they serve across 200 countries and territories. The following information is an extract from

“In Malaysia, organized Bible Society work has been going on since 1815. Then, on 15 October 1985, the Bible Society of Malaysia (BSM) was officially formed after becoming independent from the Bible Society of Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei. We continue our work today as a member of the United Bible Societies Fellowship - the international body for Bible Societies.

BSM serves the Malaysian Church by proactively advocating and being a partner-resource for the Word of God in Missions. We work with churches and organizations to fulfill the Great Commission by making the Word of God easily available and accessible to all.

BSM has also spearheaded and coordinated numerous projects to further the Bible Cause in Malaysia. Such projects have resulted in the Bahasa Malaysia Alkitab - the complete Bible in the Malaysian national language. We have also partnered with other mission agencies to translate the Scriptures into various ethnic dialects so the natives of Malaysia (such as the indigenous people of Sabah and Sarawak) may come to know Christ through the Scriptures in their own language.”

Are we reading our bible daily to gain understanding and grow in our faith?

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