The BIBLE contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its 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 feed you, and comfort to cheer you up.
It is the travelers map, the pilgrims staff, the pilots compass, the soldiers sword and the Christians charter. Here paradise is restored, Heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed.
Christ is its grand subject, our good the design, and the glory of God is its end.
It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully.It is a mind of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It will be open on judgment day and be remembered forever. It involves tthe highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.