The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation,
the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. It's doctrines are holy,
it's precepts are binding, it's histories are true, and it's decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains
light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass,
the soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter, where paradise
is restored, Heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ
is it's grand subject, our good it's design, and the glory of God it's end.
It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly,
frequently, and prayerfully. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river
of pleasure. It is given you in life, will be open at judgment, and be remembered
forever. It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and
condemns all who trifle with it's holy contents. (Author Unknown)