Allow me to try to convey the extraordinary price that has been paid by ordinary people in order for us to hold the Bible in our hands, to be able to turn its pages, to drink in its precepts, and to savor its truth.
I don’t want to neglect the Book or what it says. I don’t want to forget its precepts and preciseness, its purity, holiness, and righteousness. The Word of God imparts a great mandate to win the lost; it communicates a great commission to go into all the world with the gospel. It contains a wonderful admonition to make disciples. There are its wonderful principles, telling us to love one another and to lay down our lives as Christ did for His Church.
It is easy to say we believe in the Bible, but it’s another thing to let it take over and control every part of our lives. It’s easy to say that the Bible is Truth, but it’s another thing to say the Bible has the solution and answer for every problem and prayer. God’s Word was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and incarnated in the person of Jesus Christ. His desire is for the written Word to become living Truth in our hearts, so we will become living epistles to all around us.