What do you believe about the Bible?
Is it God's Word?
Do you hold it in high esteem?
In my Mamaw Smith's Bible I found the following paragraphs glued inside the front cover:
This Book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.
Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, 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 traveller's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter.
Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and hell disclosed. Christ is its grand object, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. Read it slowly, frequently and prayerfully. Let it fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened in the judgment, and remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the highest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents. -Author Unknown
Well said, huh?
Too often I forget the Bible's importance in my life as a Christian. I either don't study it enough, or I read it halfheartedly. A Book like described above deserves my true devotion to read, to study and to follow.