If your bible is falling apart, your life is probably together.
Adam & Katie have a sign at their house that says that. How about that? How true is that?
We live in the days of Audio books, biblegateway.com, internet, all things can somehow become technical.
I don't know how many bibles I have, I owned only one for awhile. In 2001 I inherited a Catholic bible that was Father Jack's (my dad's uncle - my great uncle) prior to that I had picked up a NKJV bible but rarely opened it, I found the NKJV difficult to read, I thought no wonder people don't read the bible. In 2003, however I picked up the Women of Faith NIV version. I loved it, however it was hardcover so it came with me to church and stayed at home because it was so heavy. You know I am not home very often, and I would find myself some place and I would want to look something up, however I did not have my bible with me. It was marked in, and highlighted. GASP! I was always taught that you do not write in books but I decided to throw caution to the wind and write away.
About a year ago I decided I really needed a bible to keep in my purse. However, those teeny tiny ones are far too small to try to find a phrase, you can read them. So Family Christian had this great sale, bibles for $12.99. They had a pink one or a really pretty Navy Blue one. I bought the pink one even though blue is my favorite color and I actually don't like pink. It seemed kind of funny to me. (And as a side note, I thought the bible was the greatest selling book of all time, why are they so expensive?) I carry my pink bible in my purse, not because I think I am some holier than though thou kind of person, I carry it with me because I use it. I may end up somewhere that I have a minute, I take the time to read my bible or someone may ask me a question, and I try to find it in there. There are pictures, and notes from people in my bible. There's all kinds of stuff. It looks like i don't really take care of it, but honestly, it takes care of me, not the other way around.
When someone has their bible sitting next to me, I always pick it up, I know it sounds wierd, but I check to see if it's used. There are a lot of people in my life that I look up to, and with that being said, I want to make sure they are using the correct resources.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.