Today’s devotional tells us what the Bible is, in and of itself, whether we study it or not; it also tells us what the Bible can be to us if we read it, study it, meditate on it, memorize it, and put it into practice. May God help you experience all of this. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
II Timothy 2:15 (ESV)15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
“This book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binds, its histories are true, and its 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 character. Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet.
“Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be open at judgment, and be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility rewards the greatest labor, and condemns all who trifle with its holy contents.” [Anonymous “Tribute to the Bible” quoted in John A. Broadus, On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons, 4th edition revised by Vernon L. Stanfield, (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1979), p.184]