What Holds Humanity Together

| October 22, 2014

by Rev. Ernest Smart

The human skeleton, made up of over 240 bones fits together perfectly.  Each bone is beautifully shaped and has a dedicated purpose. These bones fit together to accomplish one great purpose…..to keep you together, upright and functioning.  If one of your bones is out of place or broken, you will soon know it. Ouch!  Just so, the body of humanity has bones meant to fit together just as perfectly.

The timeless teachings in the Bible of our Creator Jesus Christ about love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control – are meant to be the bones of our lives.  They are meant to keep our individual and our collective lives together and working for the good of all.

But often the body of humanity, which naturally includes every one of us, is in a crippled state. The peace bone is broken; the trust bone is fractured, the will of God twisted.  And the result? The result is the same whether for each one of us or for all of us is – unhappiness, pain, illness, violence, greed, selfishness, loneliness, and misery.  Whether it is one of us, some of us or many of us, the result is sin, causing distress throughout the body of humanity, to many innocent victims.

We do not need an orthopedic surgeon to fix the broken bones of humanity; we need the healing power and love of our Risen Lord as it is presented in the Bible. Everyone alive today is called upon, indeed challenged, to listen to and read the personal, positive and practical guidance which can only come from the One who created us, gave us life and called us to live in His image.

I encourage you to read at least a chapter of the Bible every day. Start, for example, with reading the Psalms…or Proverbs…..or the Gospel of John.  Learn how much your God loves you and wants you whole.  He wants you to walk upright – physically, mentally and spiritually – with purpose and joy in every step every day.

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For over 200 years, the mission of the Maryland Bible Society (MBS) has been to see that every individual has an opportunity to own a Bible regardless of their native language or financial situation. Here in Maryland this mission has been mostly fulfilled. We now are turning our emphasis to encouraging and helping people read, understand and live out the truths and principles God has given us through His Holy Scriptures. As a non-denominational ministry, MBS is uniquely positioned to offer God’s Word without note or comment to Christians from all denominational backgrounds. This position allows us to work with all local Christian churches, serving and assisting them as they follow God’s lead. MBS has and will continue to establish and build partnerships that promote the distribution of the Bible, supply related sources and provide educational opportunities. Our vision is to ignite fresh passion for God’s Word to be lived out in the daily lives of people in Maryland and the world beyond. God’s Word contains truths that speak to all of the important areas of our lives: family, marriage, work, friendships, finances and parenting. It serves as the ‘road map’ for the often-overwhelming experience of life. It is a comfort, an encouragement, a teacher. It is convicting, edifying and inspiring. The Bible reveals our purpose in life. The Creator of the Universe has given us His Word to guide and direct us as we serve Him and live in the world.

As we embark on this renewed vision, our desire is to impact lives. As God leads us on this great adventure, we invite you to partner with us. Lives will be transformed as the Holy Spirit works through the Scriptures, resources and opportunities provided by MBS. Join us as we ignite fresh passion for God’s Word among individuals, ministries, local Churches, and businesses.