It’s what’s on the inside that counts

Recently we mailed our granddaughter in college a book she was interested in. We placed a twenty dollar bill inside the book and secured with a paper clip. Last evening she called us, and I asked if she had received the book. She said she had, and it was on her bookshelf. I asked if she found the paper clip inside it. She admitted she had not. I replied, “You need to check the paper clip. She was shocked to find the money inside the book as she said we didn’t have to do that. She joyfully said it would buy a small table she wanted at a discount store for $20.00, and she would pick it up tomorrow.

Somewhere I read of a young college-bound student who begged his daddy for a new car. The Christian father gave the boy a Bible instead. Tucked away between the pages of the Bible was a key to the young man’s new car. The boy took the Bible and never looked inside it to find the thing he wanted most of all. Had he only read the Word of God, not only would he have found the key to the car he wanted, but something much more valuable.

The Bible is the Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
The Bible is the greatest book ever written.
The Bible is the greatest love story ever told (John 3:16).
The Bible has the greatest advice ever given. “Seek you first the kingdom of God and all His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33).
The Bible gives the greatest invitation ever given. “Come unto me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
The Bible offers the greatest promise ever given. “Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:1-3).

It’s whats on the inside that counts!