The new cookbook was very popular. TV personalities endorsed it on their shows, and everyone was talking about it. It seems that every bookstore you went into had stacks of it on their shelves and huge advertisements. You had been told that the recipes in that book were the best!
So, you bought yourself one of the tried and true cookbooks. As you began to read through it you compared the cake recipes to one of the same type of recipe in the new book that you got as a gift. Low and behold you realized that the new cookbook left baking soda out of the recipes! No wonder the cakes didn’t rise! Needless to say you threw out the new cookbook and kept the one that had been around for a long time and was proven to be true.
It is the same way with a lot of books on the store shelves that claim to help you through life and it’s problems.. People talk about them and you see piles of them in the stores but are they tried and true? I’m not saying don’ t read books to help yourself, but get the ones that are based on God’s word, the Bible. God’s Word is as true today as it was when it was written. It was written by God through man and is meant to lead us through life.
Next time you have a problem pick up your Bible, read it and pray for God to show you the answers. It might not happen right away but don’t give up.
This is what Jesus said:
He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”