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The Price

22 May

The Price…

William Tyndale lived in England in the 1500s. At that time, according to one source of the 308 clergy in one diocese, 40 did not know the Lord’s prayer and 168 did not know the Ten Commandments.

Tyndale approached the Bishop of London for permission to translate the Bible into English. He was denied permission. Tyndale then left for Germany where he began working on a translation of the New Testament into English.

He finished and published it in 1525. He smuggled it into England, the first printed edition of the New Testament in the English language. The authorities burned it, but it still spread, Sometime later, Tyndale was arrested and burned at the stake. The same people leading the church were the very ones forbidding and then burning Bibles.

Now think about it…if others were willing to give up their lives so that we could have the Word of God, how much more must we treasure it, read it, apply it, live it?

All the more, it is for us now, to give our lives to the receiving and to the giving of this same Word, for which the saints before us so willingly shed their blood.

Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. Acts 8:30

Think of an activity that you can give up for today and replace it with the reading of God’s Word. Read it as if for the first time.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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