The Bible reveals the mind of God, the state of man, the way of life, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Read it to the wise. Believe it to be safe. Practice it be holy.
It gives light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler*s map, the soldier*s sword, the Christian*s chart.
In the Bible paradise is restored; heaven is opened; and the gates of hell are described. Christ is its theme, our good its design, and the glory of God its purpose.
The Bible should fill our memories, rule our hearts, and guide our feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully.
It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, a river of pleasure. It is given to us in life; it will be open in judgment and remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and condemns all who trifle with it.
The Bible sets forth two things -the cross and the throne. The Old Testament points toward the cross. The Gospels tell the story of the cross. The Epistles point toward the throne. The Book of Revelation tells the story of the throne.
The Old Testament tells us what sin leads to and ends with: Malachi 4:6 "...Lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."
The New Testament shows the way out of sin and ends like this: Revelations 22:21 "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all."