Collectors or Consumers…

Collectors or Consumers…

This entry from my friend Robbie made me think.  Are we collectors of God’s Word or consumers of God’s Word.  I hope we are all consuming God’s Word and meditating on it daily.  So, here’s the poll for the day.

How many Bibles do you own?   

Leave your comment with how many.

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:54+00:00 August 19th, 2009|Discipleship, Questions, TLM Blog|4 Comments

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John is a sought after speaker and founder of Transforming Life Ministries. He’s also a writer, teacher and equipper bringing an honest and practical voice to today’s and tomorrow’s church. He has a passion for people and helping them encounter the transforming life of Jesus. John and his wife Amy, presently reside in Wilmington, North Carolina with their three children, who he thanks for their four cats and a rabbit. They also have a foreign exchange daughter Jenny, from Germany. Transforming Life Ministries is presently working to build a Camp and Retreat Center, called The Fountain in Fountain, NC.


  1. Chip August 19, 2009 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    7 — not counting commentaries and the kids versions, but they all serve a different study purpose. Definitely makes me think about the that distinction though.

  2. livethevision August 19, 2009 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the shout out Pastor John! You are the man. Keep doin what you are doin!

  3. John Hobbs August 19, 2009 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    I might as well weigh in. I have around 30. I’ll have to look at how many I also have at my office. This also doesn’t count the many versions I use on my PC. It’s amazing how different versions can help you dig out what God is saying. Just don’t let them collect dust on your night stand or book shelf. Read the BOOK!

  4. Jonathan Hutton January 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm - Reply


    Enjoying your blog posts, thought I’d throw my 2 cents in on this one.

    I don’t ‘own’ any copies of God’s Word. God’s Word owns me. 🙂
    I’ve recently clued in that most references of ‘the word’ or ‘God’s word’ in scripture refer to Jesus or the Holy Spirit living in us. It’s the Word in us that helps us interpret the scriptures, which were written guided by the Word in them. I’m considering John 1, and 1 John 1 when reading verses like James 1:18-23 which I used to think meant ‘read the Bible and obey it’.

    God bless! Continue in the Word, and continue to have the Word in you!

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