The Bible is Not a Museum

The Bible is Not a Museum


People viewing pieces of art in the Museum of Paris.

The Bible is not a museum,

Where we look at the life of its characters like a piece art and walk away,

But whatever was written is there for our admonition upon whom the ends of the world has come.

The Bible is not a museum, 

Where we  look with awe at the life of Enoch as a man who walked with God,

In his life we are to learn that we are actually to walk with God in every business of life.

The Bible is not a museum,

Where we marvel at the unquestioning of Obedience of Abraham  knowing not where he goeth,

In his life we are to learn to take God at His word and trust that He knows what is best for us.

The Bible is not a Museum,

Where we admire Jacob’s patience in servitude to wait for his sweetheart for fourteen years,

In his life we are to learn that it is better to wait long than to marry wrong.

The Bible is not a museum,

Where we stand amazed at Joseph’s refusal to entangle himself in a rendezvous of coquetry with Potiphar’s wife,

In his life we learn the necessity to accept death before dishonor of the tiniest known requirement.

The Bible is not a museum,

Where we admire Moses’s defiance of the pomp and grandeur of Egypt,

In his life we are to learn that a commission by the King of Kings is greater than an appointment by the greatest Monarchs of the World.

The Bible is not a museum,

Where we admire the faith of Joshua and Caleb amidst cavilling and non-committal spies,

Their firm standing for God is rallying cry calling us to prepare for the coming eventualities which will demand a faith which we don’t now have. 

The Bible is not a museum,

Where we admire the tact and wisdom of Abigail the Carmelitess,

Her life is a standing rebuke to those who think that beauty and comeliness is sufficient pillar to keep a marriage.

The Scriptures are the great agency in the transformation of character. Christ prayed, “Sanctify them through Thy truth; Thy word is truth.” John 17:17. If studied and obeyed, the word of God works in the heart, subduing every unholy attribute—Christ’s Objects Lesson 100.1

15 thoughts on “The Bible is Not a Museum

  1. Wonderful piece.

    Sure,
    The Bible is not a museum,
    Where we admire the obedience and calmness of Christ even to the death of cross.

    In His life we are to learn that we are to be cross bearers, not cross barriers.

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  2. My characters from the piece: Enoch, Abraham,Jacob and Abigail …indeed there is a great lesson to be learned .

    Most so on Abraham this unquestionable obedience have moved me , only God alone who is wise knows the best for us.

    Lastly that COL 100.1 is highly present truth to us all.

    Glory be to God for ever and ever more for this wonderful insight ..even so amen and amen.

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  3. Amen and Amen

    Its right, the bible is not a museum where we admire the tax collectors humility and condemn the pharisees character

    But it teaches us that we go to church to see and meet Christ at a personal level but not to look at others and compare ourselves to them.
    Thanks for this solemn insight ,here am targeted directly ,be blessed.

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