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?
RUSTY Yes, but I brought it home and put it somewhere!
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
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,
PIPER In Psalms 119:11, it says, “Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I
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
RUSTY You mean, if I read my Bible every day, I’ll learn how to live a better
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 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