“They Have A Problem With That.” (2 Timothy 3:16)

Louisiana has once again been devastated by flooding. Relief workers from many faith-based organizations have rushed to the scene to assist. Many private individuals have also contributed their time and resources to help in any way possible.


One such individual is a police officer, Captain Clay Higgins, who recently visited a Red Cross relief shelter. He was in uniform and brought his Bible and prayed for several of the victims. This caught the attention of some officials at the Red Cross who pulled him aside and informed him they had an issue with him being there. Pointing at his Bible, they bluntly declared, “They have a problem with that.”


He was then asked to leave. He later described the incident to a reporter stating, “I was told that the Red Cross does not allow spiritual counseling in their shelters. The supervisor told me the Red Cross is not a religious-based organization and they don’t allow religious interaction with the residents.”


All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)


We all have a problem with the Bible. As the great preacher, Charles Spurgeon, once stated, “He that reads his Bible to find fault with it will soon discover that the Bible finds fault with him.” God’s Word cuts through to our very soul and addresses our deepest and most profound needs. The Bible explains how our sins have damaged the relationship that God created us to have with Him. And this is the problem. No one wants to hear they are a sinner. The Good News is God knows we cannot repair this relationship by our own efforts. We need a Savior. We need Jesus Christ. And if we confess and repent of our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us and allow us to enter into a loving relationship with Him.


Do you have a problem with that? Take the time to read God’s Word. The Bible is not the problem, our sins are.


Let’s continue to pray for the families and victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana. Pray that God will continue to work in the lives of both the victims and workers coming to their aid.


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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