While in college taking a child psychology class myteacher made this statement; she said that we remember 10% of what we hear butwe remember 90% of what we see. That has a been many years ago now but I stillremember what she said to this day and have found it to be true, a person willremember more of what they see than what they hear. As I read my Bible I seethat it is no more than a book full of pictures; I understand that there are novisual pictures in our bibles. I am not talking about pictures which are drawnby pen, pencil, or brush, or seen by the physical eye. I am speaking ofpictures drawn on the canvas of our mind and memory, which I call wordpictures. This book we call the Bible is a book painting a picture of oneperson, Jesus Christ.
John 5:39 Search thescriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they whichtestify of me. Our pictures are wonderful memories of days gone by; thepictures of our children when they were small are priceless and cannot bereplaced. Many that have lost everything in a fire have said it was thepictures and other memorabilia that couldn’t be replaced that they would missthe most. Now think for a moment; if theBible is an unveiling of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the only pictureswe have of Him are the word pictures recorded in the Bible then we shouldunderstand why there is an attack upon the Scriptures. Way back with Adam andEve we see the first attack. Satan disguised himself and came with an innocentrequest for information. He simply asked.
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent wasmore subtil (clever, crafty) than any beast ofthe field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hathGod said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? What did Godmean when He said, “Ye shall not eat of every tree ofthe garden? “ Do you seethe word picture? A serpent talking to awoman but also a woman talking to a serpent; notice what they are talking aboutit’s about what God said. With the disguise and the deception that the serpentused we see Eve being deceived. Now what can we learn from this picture? Wemust be careful about the way sin is disguised or the way it is packaged. Sincan be packaged in a way that it is made light of with some added humor and welaugh at it. Then before we really realize what has happened we accepted thedeception as part of life and we have been deceived over a period of time.Think about what I just wrote and use your great mind that God has given eachof us and think about what is going on around us. Have you ever asked yourselfhow did things get like this? Drugs and shootings down at the school house,robberies at an all-time high, abortions, high school drop outs and on and on.I went by a drug store the other night which had what is called a “red box” Iunderstand it’s a vending machine that you can rent movies. What caught myattention was that people were standing in line to rent a movie from it in therain. You may say that I came by at a busy time, to which I probably would agreebut I came back by there an hour later and there was another line of people atthe same box standing in the rain. Now what would they be viewing when theybegan watching those movies? Probably acts of adultery, nudity, with profanity,violence, killing and more? These typesof things didn’t happen overnight but over a period of time little by little wehave just allowed it and have accepted it as normal. Is this really normalbehavior? I personally don’t think so; I know I am stuck in the Leave it toBeaver and Father Knows Best Days. I don’t care to hear profanity; I had ratherhave a larger vocabulary more like Father Knows Best for really my HeavenlyFather does know best. If I am going to paint a word picture I sure want it to be one that everyone can view; don’t you? Godpainted word pictures after word picture for our viewing don’t allow the enemyto come and rob you as he did Eve. Have a blessed week is my prayer for each ofyou.