God has given each one of us a gift that keeps giving.
It is an endless well of wisdom.
A light that shines brightly on our path to freedom and fullness.
An anchor that holds us steady in any and all storms.
More precious than rubies.
More valuable than gold.
Better than silver by far.
A hammer that shapes our character and demolishes every mountain that prevents us moving forward.
A flaming fire to cleanse and to purge.
A mirror in which we see our best self.
A sword that slices through to the heart of our existence.
Sweeter to the taste than honey, more satisfying than fresh baked bread.
Milk for a hungry infant, and meat for the man.
Inspired in totality.
Complete and perfect in every way.
Like the blazing sun scaling the heavens, brightening our lives.
A sure word of prophecy, reaching to eternity.
More enduring than the mountains.
Endless in its application.
From another realm, perfectly communicating the Father’s heart.
As perfect as the One who wrote it.
John Wesley said:
“I want to know one thing, the way to heaven: how to land safe on that happy shore. God himself has condescended to teach the way; for this very end he came from heaven. He has written it down in a book! Oh, give me that book! At any price, give me the book of God! I have it: here is knowledge enough for me. Let me be: “A man of one book.”
Spurgeon rightly observed:
“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.”
Tozer made it clear:
“Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.”
Augustine reminded us:
“The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.”
Of this matchless book, Smith Wigglesworth wrote:
“Let go of your own thoughts, and take the thoughts of God. If you build yourself on imaginations you will go wrong. You have the Word of God and it is enough. A man gave this remarkable testimony concerning the Word: “Never compare this Book with other books. Comparisons are dangerous. Never think or never say that this book contains the Word of God. It is the Word of God. It is supernatural in origin, eternal in duration, inexpressible in value, infinite in scope, regenerative in power, infallible in authority, universal in interest, personal in application, inspired in totality. Read it through. Write it down. Pray it in. Work it out. And then pass it on…And truly the Word of God changes a man until he becomes the epistle of God. It transforms his mind, changes his character, moves him on from grace to grace, makes him an inheritor of the very nature of God. God comes in, dwells in, walks in, talks through, and sups with him who opens his being to the Word of God and receives the Spirit who inspired it.”