A young boy noticed a large, dust-covered book on a high shelf in his home. His curiosity was aroused, so he asked his mother about it. Embarrassed, she hastily explained, “Oh, that’s a Bible. That’s God’s Book.” He thought for a moment and then said, “Well, Mom, if that’s God’s Book, why don’t we give it back to Him? Nobody around here uses it.”

In many homes the Bible is seldom opened. In fact, it’s hardly noticed or even thought about. The only time it’s read is when there’s sickness or a death in the family. And other than the 23rd Psalm, it’s unlikely that the person knows where to look for the help that’s needed.

How long since you’ve picked up your Bible and studied it? Yes, it is God’s Book—but He doesn’t want it back. He wants you to keep it, to ponder it, to understand it, to believe it, and to obey its message.

That’s the primary reason for this booklet, Our Daily Bread. Each devotional article is intended to help you understand God’s Word, and it should be used for that purpose. Did you read today’s Scripture? If not, why not do so right now? Don’t let the Bible become the forgotten Book in your home.