Books! Books! Books! Hardcovers and paperbacks. Reference works and joke books. Romantic novels and mysteries. Self-help books and religious publications. They just keep appearing—and we keep buying them.
We also keep writing them. No wonder Solomon said, “Of making many books there is no end” (Eccl. 12:12).
But one Book supersedes all the others—the Bible. It is the Word of God, written by authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit and kept from error (2 Tim. 3:16). It is God’s truth, telling us what to believe and how to live. This Book should be required reading for everyone!
Jill Briscoe was addressing a convention of religious writers and editors. An author of several books and numerous articles, she was talking about what it means to have people read your words and be influenced by your writing. She called it a privilege and a responsibility.
Then Mrs. Briscoe made this provocative statement: “When we get to heaven,” she said, “we will not say to God, ‘Did You read my book?’ Rather, God will say to us, ‘Did you read My Book?’”
How about it? Have you read His Book today?
Our history is marked by the filling of books
With what we have thought, said, and done;
But one Book, the Bible, reveals the true way—
It tells of the Savior, God’s Son. —JDB
There’s a big difference between the books men make and the Book that makes men.