We are starting something new on the blog!  Every Wednesday, we will be sharing devotional stories for the younger ones.  It is called:  Kids Corner, which stands for Kids  Informative  Devotional  Stories.  I share these with my 7-year-old, and he loves them!  These come from another one of my mom’s books.  I remember her and my dad reading these to me each night! Enjoy … and share with your children! -anita


“Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against God.”  Psalm 119:11

Song:  The B-I-B-L-E…yes that’s the book for me!  I stand alone on  the Word of God…the B-I-B-LE!

Story:  Julie looked at the beautiful Bible which she had received from Aunt Sue last month for her birthday.  She had opened the covers just enough to peek in, but she had never used it.  She did not want anyone else to use it  either.  “I want to keep it like new,” she said.

“It won’t do you any good unless you read it,” said mother.

“But it’s so pretty!”  Julie said.  “I don’t want to spoil the looks of it.”

Each day, mother tried to show Julie that the Bible would do her no good unless she read it, but Julie could not be convinced.

One evening, mother decorated the supper table beautifully.  She had candles on the table.  The best silver was used, and all of the dishes were filled with food.  Everything looked lovely.  After Julie’s father had offered thanks for the food, Julie said, “Please pass the meat.”

“Oh, no,” said mother.  “It looks too pretty on the plate.  We’re not going to eat it.”

Julie looked at her in surprise.  “May I have some salad, then?”

“No, no,” said dad.  “Mother has fixed it so it looks so nice in the bowl.  We don’t want to spoil the looks of it.”

“But I’m hungry!” said Julie.

“Oh, I’m sure you are,” said mother, “but you wouldn’t want this beautiful plate of food to be spoiled, would you?  We are just planning to sit here at the table and look at it.  Isn’t it lovely?”

Suddenly, Julie realized that her mother was trying to teach her a lesson.  “I guess that is what I have been doing with my Bible, isn’t it, mother?” she asked.

Many people do as Julie did.  They do not use their Bibles.  Remember, the Bible is God’s Word.  We should read it regularly, for it will make us stronger Christians.

Memory Verse:  Psalm 119:11


  1.  What had Julie done with her Bible?
  2.  Why had she not read it?
  3.  What did mother do when Julie asked for the meat?
  4. What did she say they were planning to do at the table?
  5. What did Julie realize at the dinner table?
  6. What does God’s Word do for us?

Prayer Request:  Pray the same prayer that David prayed: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts:  And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”  Thank the Lord for God’s Word, which makes us stronger Christians.

By:  Ruth I. Johnson

Back to the Bible Publishers Copyright,1956


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