A Treasure Beyond Compare

by Isaac Cantrell


“You wonder why people choose fields away from the States when young people at home are drifting because no one wants to take time to listen to their problems. I’ll tell you why I left. Because those stateside young people have every opportunity to study, hear, and understand the Word of God in their own language, and these Indians have no opportunity whatsoever. I have had to make a cross of two logs, and lie down on it, to show the Indians what it means to crucify a man. When there is that much ignorance over here and so much knowledge and opportunity over there, I have no question in my mind why God sent me here. Those whimpering stateside young people will wake up on the Day of Judgment condemned to worse fates than these demon-fearing Indians, because, having a Bible, they were bored with it—while these never heard of such a thing as writing.”

                                                                                                         -Jim Elliot


WOW..is all I can say. That is convicting to my heart. We have the Holy Bible in our own language and we take it for granted. It should be our most treasured possession. We better start realizing that this world is fading away. Pick up that Bible today and read it, study it, memorize it, and think about it. Do the same thing tomorrow, and the next day, and the next…. That is the only way we are going to be able to accomplish our task of taking the gospel to others. We must know it ourselves first.


Take advantage of such a wonderful gift because one day we’ll answer for everything we did (or did not do) with it. Is it sitting on your desk?…. OR…. is it written on your heart?

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