The Book of All Books

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A practically endless stream of copies lines the shelves at just about every store we can think of.
It’s printed so very often.
By so many different publishers.
But purchased by so few people and ignored by most of the world’s populace.

It holds all of the answers to life’s great questions.
Tells us everything we need to know in order to get through all of the trials and tribulations we’re experiencing.
However, there are many people who believe that the things of this world are more meaningful.
Sooner or later they’ll come to realize that everything happening here on Earth
is in preparation for what happens in eternity.

I see so many people talking on their smartphones and typing on their laptops, dawdling away
what little Earthly time they have on sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and YouTube.
They could be using that time to increase the depth of their brainpower.
Many of the gifts that they possess are being underutilized because they concentrate too much
upon things which are trivial, insignificant, and worthless in the grand scheme of things.
The treasures of this Earth never last forever.
Eventually, worldly fortunes dissipate and disappear.
When the smoke disintegrates, what do these souls have?
Nothing, although they believe that they have it all.

Of course, that’s what the devil wants them to believe.
He’s in the business of deception.
He tries to tempt so many of us and trick us into becoming involved with hollow affairs.
Ventures that hold no weight in the eyes of God.
The Lord doesn’t ask that much of us.
All He wants is for us to read His basic instructions before leaving Earth and love Him.
It’s not as if one has to spend hours upon hours each day reading the letter that He sent to us.
He knows how busy we are.
If someone can make time to read even one chapter a day, it makes Him happy.
When He’s happy, He’s going to make our days even more beautiful and poignant.
Yet most of us can’t even be bothered to do that.

But we can make time to work out at the gym building muscle that will ultimately turn to fat,
vote for our favorite acts on TV talent shows that will eventually be cancelled and forgotten,
organize and/or attend parties which celebrate things of the flesh instead of the word of God,
watch movies which provide temporary excitement but little to no intellectual nourishment,
selfishly indulge in copious amounts of pleasures to which many poor souls do not have access,
put more stock in the knowledge school textbooks provide than the wisdom God’s word gives us,
treat sex as a cheap thrill and source of gratification instead of a sanctified and glorious act,
blaspheme against and make a mockery of everything the Savior and Creator stands for,
sit at home eating food warmed up on hot plates dreaming of glory that we may never truly taste,
think about what we want to do with our lives while many contemplate bringing theirs to an end,
become complacent and satisfied with where we’re at instead of pushing ourselves to learn more,
and deny ourselves the positivity as well as joy which can only be found in the book I speak of.

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