The Bible is big business. Have you perused a magazine lately to see just what is being offered? I have a catalog. 68 pages. Yes! 68 pages of Bibles.
Such as: New Study Bibles
Church & Recovery Bibles
Economy & Outreach Bibles
Discipleship & Recovery Bibles
Student & Teen Bibles
Parallel & Wide-Margin Bibles
Specialty Bibles & Accessories
Journaling & Note-Taking Bibles
There are more.
My point? Glad you ask.
Selling Bibles is a lucrative business, I think. However, I also think it’s not the business GOD was fostering when He had the Manuscript penned. Not that He begrudges the printing, the selling or even the acquiring of a financial profit on the making of Bibles. I really don’t think He minds paying the oxen for a good day’s work. 🙂
Having said that, let me step on my own toes: if all those Bibles sold were faithfully, consistently read and obeyed, we’d be living in a better culture than this.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for restoration, and for training in righteousness, 17 so that the person belonging to God may be capable, fully equipped for every good deed. source
See what I mean?
Are we going to make the reading, studying and obeying the Bible our business? When we do I dare say our ‘profits’ will go through the roof!
[My Beloved has read his a few times (well, more than a few), from the aforementioned addresses, he immediately recalled the event. ]