Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Bible reveals the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, and the happiness of believers.
It's doctrines are holy, it's histories are true, it's decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy.
It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter.
Here, Heaven is opened and the gates of hell is disclosed.
Christ is its grand subject, our good is its design, the glory of God its end.
It shall fill your memory, rule your heart, and guide your feet.
Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully.
It is given in life, will be opened in the judgement, and will be remembered forever.
It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all those who trifle with its sacred contents.
Owned, it is riches; studied, it is wisdom; trusted, it is salvation; loved, it is character; and obeyed, it is power.