The Bible

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  - Deuteronomy 6:6-7
 
God’s Word is a love letter wrapped in history, poetry, and wisdom.  Consider what some influential historical figures have said about God’s timeless Word:
 
Abraham Lincoln said, “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.  All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.”
Horace Greeley resounded, “It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible-reading people.  The people of the Bible are the groundwork for human freedom.”     
Charles Dickens believed, “The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world.”
And…Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed, “To read the Bible is to take a trip to a fair land where the spirit is strengthened and faith renewed.”
 
What does the Bible mean to you? Have you picked yours up and read it lately. It’s probably your most treasured possession; but it’s worthless just sitting on the shelf.  Read it.  Study it. Share it.  You can start today. 
 
“Read the Bible as if you were seeking for something of great value. It is a good deal better to take a single chapter and spend a month on it than to read the Bible at random for a month.” - D. L. Moody (1837-1899)
 

 

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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.