The Coming Famine (Amos 8:11-14)
Theodore Roosevelt said, “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” In today’s world, far more than TR’s world, a college education is almost indispensable—It is difficult find a good-paying job without some post-secondary education. But a knowledge of the Scriptures is far more important than a college education. The Scriptures tell man where he came from and where he is going. The Scriptures tell man how to live, how to prevent heartache from coming into his life.
The Scriptures tell man of Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of mankind, and how to have his sins removed so that he can live in heaven eternally.
But what if the Bible were taken away? What if the government were to come into our homes and remove our Bibles? We would not know how to live or how to prevent heartache from coming into our lives—we would remember basic morality, but we would begin to forget all that God wanted. We would begin to forget all the stories of Jesus and how he aided those around him. We would have no basis for sharing our faith with others, for there would be no authority to which we could point.