Bible Week – Day 3 – The Bible for All People
Jesus drew near and said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28.18-20 GNT)
Most Canadians have the Bible easily available to them in their preferred language, often with many translation options. We might even take for granted having multiple Bibles on our bookshelves or devices.
Much of the world is not as fortunate. In what is commonly referred to as “the great commission,” Jesus leaves his immediate disciples with the command to continue spreading his teaching all over the world. But there are still thousands of languages with no Scriptures available in them. This means that many people are missing out on the life-giving message of the Bible.
How many Bibles do you own? Do you know anybody who doesn’t have one but wants one?
Pray for the Holy Spirit to speak to you through Scripture each time you read it. If you are struggling to see the usefulness of Scripture, look for a community that will help you see and apply these teachings to your life.
In what ways – big or small, international or local – can you help provide Scripture for those in need?
To help guide you in prayer for Bible work all over the world, The United Bible Societies have prepared a prayer guide. It is available at /biblesociety.ca/pray
Pray for Bible Work all over the world and at home in Canada.
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