from BLOG: Redeeming The Time – Everything Must Go

… However, what could not be found at the sale were books of theological and biblical substance. For instance, Bible commentaries and dictionaries, systematic and biblical theologies, language tools, serious historical and apologetic works were no where to be found. They have a transcendent value and so they are the first to go. And the more I think about it, this is the way it should be. Trends and fads come and go, but those works that wrestle with the truth of God’s word live on and continue to bless and instruct people long after the authors have gone to be with the Lord. There are many mediums for us to discuss and comment on issues today, like this blog that I am writing, but before books are printed we need to make certain that what is being written is worth preserving beyond the immediacy of the moment. As the saying goes: "Only one life will soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last!” As the writer of Ecclesiastes said, “Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body"(12:12). There are many books looking for readers, but only a few valuable ones that will be read over and over again.

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~ by thoughtcrime2 on December 16, 2008.

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