Fahrenheit 451 is one of my favorite books because it highlights the importance of reading.
Bradbury said, “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
At the end of Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag finds the Book People whose entire purpose is to preserve books by memorizing them, becoming a living book.
Ms. Lynette asked us earlier in the week how much Word was hidden in our hearts.
God could’ve chosen any medium to express himself, but He chose a book.
I don’t think many of us understand or even think of the significance of reading enough.
Sure, I enjoy reading different genres of literature–reading is my favorite thing to do–but Father God expressed His will for us in a book…
We need to read the Bible!
Jesus said, “Man cannot live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the Father” (Matt. 4:4).
In Fahrenheit 451, the Book People’s goal was to be a living book. Their whole existence was wrapped up in remembering their books.
What a great parallel for us as Christians!
We should know the Word enough that we’re living Bibles–walking, talking testaments of God.
And Christians have it even better than Bradbury’s Book People because the Holy Spirit lives within us and one of His jobs is to remind us of the Bible’s truths!