The Bible is a remarkable book. Millions of copies are bought each year. It has been the number-one bestseller for decades. But tragically, the Bible is said to be the least-read bestseller of all time.
The apostle Paul taught that the Scriptures are given to us by God and are capable of bringing about transformation in those who take it seriously (2 Timothy 3:16). Evangelist and preacher D. L. Moody said, “The Scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.”
So why do we often neglect this source of transforming power? Writer and professor J. I. Packer said, “If I were the devil, one of my first aims would be to stop folk from digging into the Bible.”
Do you use your Bible every day until it eventually falls apart? Bible teacher Alan Redpath advised believers to “wreck” a Bible every 10 years. Here’s why: God wants to speak to us through the Bible, telling us how to live for Him and answering crucial questions. Through it He warns us about the dangers of sin and provides us with nourishing spiritual food.
Don’t neglect your Bible. If you do, you will neglect your own spiritual health.
The treasures of the Word of God
Are great beyond compare;
But if we do not search them out,
We cannot use what's there. —Sper
A well-worn Bible is a sign of a well-fed soul.