Matthew 24:35
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”

When you hold the Bible, what do you think about it? Do you stack other books on top of your Bible like it is just any other book? Is it dusty? Falling apart? Charles Spurgeon said one time, “A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.” Do you cherish your Bible? We should be very thankful for our Bibles.

The Word of God is the most expensive book on the planet. So many lives were lost over the span of history in the process of getting it into your hands. There is one individual in particular who lost his life for this cause: William Tyndale. He was a priest who lived from 1494-1536 and translated the Bible into English. He said before his execution:

"Let it not make thee despair, neither yet discourage thee, O reader, that it is forbidden thee in pain of life and goods, or that it is made breaking of the king's peace, or treason unto his highness, to read the Word of thy soul's health—for if God be on our side, what matter maketh it who be against us, be they bishops, cardinals, popes."

The Bible is a precious book to the Believer. It holds the path to eternal life and reveals the Author in a way that no other book ever will. It is precious in the sight of God. So much has happened so that you can hold a copy of an English Bible in your hands. Thank the Lord for this gift.
What does your Bible mean to you? Does the price tag that countless lives paid with their own blood prompt you to open and read it more often?

Stay in the Word.

65-0822M - “Christ Is Revealed In His Own Word”
Now notice this Bible. Some of them said, "Oh, well, It's done this, It's done that." But let me tell you something, let's just… Let's go into the history of the Bible, just a minute, see where It come from. It was written by forty different writers. Forty men wrote the Bible, over a space of sixteen hundred years apart, and at different times, predicting the most important events that ever happened in world's history, and, many times, hundreds of years before it happened. And there is not one error in the entire sixty-six Books. Oh, my! No author but God Himself could be so accurate. Not one Word contradicts the other. Remember, sixteen hundred years apart, the Bible was wrote, from Moses to—to the death of—of John at the isle, or the Isle of Patmos. Sixteen hundred years, and was wrote by forty different authors; one didn't even know the other one, and they never had It as "the Word." Some of them never even seen "the Word." But when they wrote It, and was understood to be prophets, then, when they put their prophecies together, each one of them dovetailed one to the other.

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