My dad told a story last night that I've never heard before.
Years ago, he knew a lady who was caught up in a rough lifestyle. She rode with the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang, was into drugs, and got involved with stuff that wasn't good for her. But she was nice to my dad when he saw her. They got along well. She would ask him questions about the Lord from time to time. Dad began to realize that she had an interest in the things of God and she seemed to be seeking something. Instead of judging or condemning her, he showed her kindness. One day Dad gave her a gift. It was a Bible. And inside the front cover, he wrote this: "In a world full of questions, this is a book full of answers."
I like that story. It shows us the right way to treat people. And it reminds us of the truth about the Bible.
The Apostle Paul wrote these words in 2 Timothy 3:16 - "All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness." Here we see that the Bible is the perfect word of God. It teaches us what is true. It warns us away from what is wrong. And it helps us grow up spiritually. Only good things result from spending time in the Bible.
May you and I always remember that. We need a daily dose of scripture. I can guarantee you that none of us will regret it. And I know for sure we will find all the answers we need to the problems of life in its sacred pages.
Dad said he doesn't know what happened to the lady after that. He and I both hope she is ok. But one thing we do know for sure is this: Everything she needed to know was found in that book.
Thank God for the Bible!