“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” King David >Psalm 119:105
“Be diligent to show yourself approved to God a workmen that does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” Paul >II Timothy 2:15
“Your word is truth” Jesus >John 17:17
The Bible is the Divine optic nerve you need that allows you to see life from God’s point of view. You cannot envision the true meaning of existence without it. Think of the pages of Scripture as night vision goggles allowing you to penetrate the spiritual darkness that has encompassed this world. There are evil forces at work to entrap and enslave a person. The light of God’s Word exposes these powerful enticements and shows us how to overcome them!
You must determine to be a student of the Bible as if it were life-giving nutrition. Jesus said: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Mathew 4:4 We must feed on God’s Word consistently or we will become spiritually anemic, malnourished, weak and vulnerable to sinful desires. It was Jeremiah who said: “Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts.” Jeremiah 15:16
The Sacred Text is like no other book in the world. It is a supernatural preservation, an international treasure, and an ancient artifact of inestimable value. Cherish its precepts and long for its wisdom. True success in life can only be found in the meditation, comprehension and implementation of this miracle manuscript!
Mankind has been presented with a literary masterpiece that is nothing short of supernatural. The Bible is God’s way of telling us what He wants us to know, in order to live life as we were intended to live it. King David describes God’s Word this way: “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight to life. Reverence for the Lord is pure; lasting forever. The laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair. They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. They are a warning to those who hear them; there is great reward for those who obey them.” Psalm 19:7-11
Make this Book the centerpiece of your summer reading plans – and beyond!
-John Wallace Miller