“One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.” (1 Ki. 20:11 NIV)
I love that quotation from Ahab, King of Israel. I have used it many times in other situations. For instance, “One who tees up his golf ball on number 1 should not boast as he who walks off of number 18.” (A statement probably understood only by golfers.)
But we use other such statements with the same meaning. Have you ever heard, “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch”? (If you don’t get that one, ask a grandparent.)
Anyway, not counting your chickens before they hatch is exactly what Ahab was saying in his statement about the armor.
Statements of truth dealing with everyday life are found everywhere in the Bible.
And as wonderful and needful as that is, the Bible is so much more. It is the book of truth.
Truth about God.
Truth about me and you and how we came to be, what we are here for, and where we are going.
Truth about what God has done for us and what He wants from us.
Truth that warns. Truth that directs. Truth that heals. Truth that saves. Truth that makes one wise.
Truth that saves and gives eternal life.
So read your Bible. It is the word of God. It is the book of truth. Read it and think about it everyday. Dig deeply into its treasure store of truth.