The Bible is better than Target.
A grandma approached me at the Target dollar bins, asking if I knew where to find school supplies. As I was telling her to go past the greeting cards to the office aisle, another woman asked me to point her toward the AA batteries.
Although I wasn’t wearing a red shirt, I apparently gave off an “I know my way around Target” vibe. I shop there often because I can usually get everything I need in once place.
Cheese? Light bulbs? Diapers? Bedding? Luggage? Pajamas? Target has it all.
So how does the Bible factor into Target? Stick with me...
This week, I’m meditating on 2 Timothy 3:16-17 where it says I can be complete and equipped for every good work through the Word of God.
Teaching? Reproof? Correction? Training in righteousness? Comfort? Peace? The Bible has it all.
Sadly, there are days I spend more time perusing the aisles of Target than I spend looking for real deals in the Word of God. I want to be way more familiar with where to find everything that pertains to life and godliness than I am with where to find toothpaste and batteries. You probably do too.
So to help to keep things in perspective this week, here are 7 reasons the Bible is better than Target:
1. Everything found in the Bible is absolutely FREE.
2. I can never make a visit to the Word of God and leave with an empty cart. On every visit through the pages of scripture, I will ALWAYS find something I can’t live without.
3. The aisles of the Bible are never rearranged. The comfort I found in Psalm 147 last year will be in the same place today.
4. The Bible is never out of staple items – truth, peace, hope, and wisdom are always in stock.
5. The Bible never closes. It is available for visits 24/7 and long visits are encouraged on holidays.
6. Nothing in the Word of God will ever go out of style, shrink, or need to be returned. All treasures are eternal.
7. Target might have a Starbucks inside, but I can find JESUS inside the pages of my Bible.
I want to hear what treasures you find in the Word of God! Share your “scripture deals of the week” in the comments!