You’ve probably heard the phrase commonly associated with doctors: “Take two tablets and call me in the morning.” Well I have a phrase for you from the Great Physician: “Take two tablets and call on Me anytime.” The tablets, of course, are the two tablets of the Law of Moses, which represents all of sacred Scripture. And instead of it being our daily medication, it is to become our daily meditation!
At Cross Community Church, our congregation is reading through the Daily Walk Bible. We have the added benefit of Dr. Sam Lamerson teaching through it each week in our adult Sunday school class. I have already lost count of all the positive comments I receive each week about the blessings people are experiencing as they “take two tablets” for daily meditation.
This positive feedback is also flooding in from those who have been less than consistent in their reading. They tell me that they are reading more of the Bible this year than they did last year, simply because we have a daily Bible reading plan mapped out through the Daily Walk Bible. You know, God could have left it up to the Holy Spirit to inspire, encourage, and motivate us to live the life God is calling us to live without the blessing of the Bible, but He didn’t do that. He gave us His Word so that we would read it, and as I have said many times from the pulpit . . .
THE BOOK YOU DON’T READ…WON’T HELP!
So . . . are you being a good patient of the Great Physician and following His prescription for living the Christian life with freedom and joy in the Lord Jesus Christ? Is your life marked by “taking two tablets” and calling on Him regularly? Oh, that it would be truly said of all of us that we could echo the psalmist: “I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands” (Psalm 119:10).
If you are not currently following a daily Bible reading plan, let me encourage you to begin today. And for those who are concerned about missing some days along the way, don’t be! Life on this side of the grave is not about perfection…it’s simply about progress! Take two tablets and call on Him. You’ll be glad you did.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!