Bluetooth and the Bible

March 1, 2016

 

     Are you a techie?  If you think I am going to talk about blue teeth (like the title might suggest) then the answer to that is probably no.  I like to think that I am tech savvy, but when I talk to my husband...the ultimate techno nerd....I have to admit that I'm lacking.  He keeps me stocked with technology related baubles, which work for me because I am not a flowers and chocolate kind of girl. So,  my newest trinket is my bluetooth headset. Basically it is fancy earphones.....on steroids.   What a conversation piece it has been!  People around me have wondered out loud what "that thing around my neck" is all about.  So of course in my mind, I have it all together and am totally "blinging"....technologically speaking.  Then, my husband burst my perfectly formed illusion bubble one day while I was driving and talking to him using said blue tooth.  I knew how to turn it on, sync it up to my phone and talk on it, but then he started spilling all of its little secrets and I was amazed that I had been clueless about what it could really do.  I had never bothered to read the instruction manual.   

 

 

     Isn't that how the Bible is treated sometimes?  It's there, but doesn't do any good laying there unread. When I was younger, I remember my Granny and Grandad giving me one with my name and date in the front.  Unfortunately, it was not until much later in life that I actually learned and understood the benefits of opening it.  I was at a conference one time and the woman speaking talked about praying the Word over our lives and situations.  I had never thought about it from that perspective before and it was a definite eye opener.  You can't pray it over your life and the life of your family and friends if you don't know what it says. God has provided His Word for us to live by.  "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS." (2 Timothy 3:16)  "For the WORD OF GOD is LIVING and POWERFUL, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12) He wants us to live by it in every area of our life.  It is not good enough to sit in church one day a week and let someone teach us from it.  We better know what it says for ourselves....daily.  

 

 

     Now this is where my handy dandy bluetooth comes back into the picture.  One of its many features is that I can listen to things other than my husband when he calls.  Don't get me wrong, I love listening to my hubby,but I can also listen to my Bible App.  Although I do recommend reading the Word and keeping it before your eyes, it is a convenient thing to be able to listen to it when you are driving and reading would be hazardous to your health.  If you don't know what the Bible App is though, it is safe to say that you are no techie and you should probably hunt one down.  

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