“And I will delight myself in Your commandments, which I love.”

Psalm 119:47

A young lady named Mary Jones, when she was 10 years old began saving money for some- thing special she wanted to buy. She babysat, tended neighbors’ gardens, and sold eggs from her own chickens. By the time she was 16, she had accumulated enough money to get what she so desperately wanted.

Was it a new car, new set of clothes, a Nintendo or an electronic tablet (iPad)? No, Mary Jones did not live in this modern electronic age of ours; she was 16 in the year 1800, and what she had been saving for was a Bible. But there was no place to buy one in the tiny Welsh village where she lived, so she walked to Bala which was 25 miles away. There Rev. Thomas Charles had one Bible left to sell, and after some convincing, Mary talked him into selling it to her.

Because of Mary’s hunger for the Bible, Rev. Charles and others began discussing the need of making the Scriptures more readily available. The British and Foreign Bible Society was start- ed, and during the next 100 years it distributed more than 200 million copies of God’s Word worldwide. To Mary, nothing was more important than the Bible, and her persistence paid huge spiritual dividends.

Do we treasure God’s Word as much? How often do we even walk across the room to pick up the Bible and read it?

Lord, help us to cherish Your Word.

Many people store the Bible on a shelf instead of in their heart. Where is yours?

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