FAITHFULNESS IN BIBLE READING
RUSTY (Enters) Oh, no! I can’t find my Bible. My Sunday school teacher
said we’d get a prize if we brought our Bibles to church. I think I’ll
ask my big brother Piper, if he’s seen it anywhere. Piper, (Piper enters)
have you seen my Bible anywhere?
PIPER No, Rusty! Didn’t you have it when you went to church last Sunday?
RUSTY Yes, but I brought it home and put it somewhere!
PIPER Did you look in your room?
RUSTY I looked in there some, but not real hard!
PIPER Look in there again, it’s bound to be in there somewhere!
RUSTY (Rusty exits and makes the sound of toys being thrown around) I found
it, Piper! (Rusty reenters)
PIPER Rusty, let me ask you something. How often do you read your Bible?
RUSTY I read it last Sunday in church!
PIPER That’s not enough, Rusty. You should read it every day!
RUSTY But, I don’t understand a lot of it!
PIPER When I was your age, I found that I couldn’t understand a lot of it, but I
made it a point to read it, anyway. God hasn’t commanded us to
understand all of His Word, but He does ask us to study it. In
II Timothy 2:15, it says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a
workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of
RUSTY You know, I do feel ashamed that I haven’t read my Bible like I should,
but how will it help me now?
PIPER In Psalms 119:11, it says, “Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I
might not sin against thee.”
RUSTY You make it pretty easy to understand.
PIPER All I did was quote those verses as they appear in the Bible!
RUSTY You know, I might be able to understand a lot of it as I read it!
PIPER I think you’ll be surprised when you really get into it. There’s one
more verse I’d like to share with you, Joshua 1:8. “This book of the
law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein
day and night, that thou mayest observe to do all that is written
therein: For then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou
shalt have good success.”
RUSTY You mean, if I read my Bible every day, I’ll learn how to live a better
PIPER Yes, Rusty! You should put your Bible on the lamp stand by your bed
and start reading a chapter every time before you go to sleep. Proverbs
is full of ideas on how to live a better life!
RUSTY Isn’t that the book about wisdom?
PIPER Yes, it is!
RUSTY I’ll go ahead and put my Bible right by my bed, where I won’t lose it
again and read it like you said!
PIPER Good for you, Rusty! (Both exit)
copyright 2008 Terry Price