First-century believers communicated the gospel verbally while it was being put into written form. In each generation since, believers have taken the truths of the Word of God with them as they moved about, proclaiming them openly in church services and whispering them in secret. Christianity has taken root and grown because God’s Word has brought salvation and hope to people of every station in life. The written Word of the living God was given to all mankind, and its impact on our world ios immeasurable.
American clergyman and author Henry van Dyke expressed the broad influence of the Book of books in this way: “Born in the East and clothed in oriental form and imagery, the Bible walks the ways of all the world with familiar feet and enters land after land to find its own everywhere. It has learned to speak in hundreds of languages to the heart of man. It comes into the palace of the monarch to tell him that he is a servant to the Most High, and into the cottage to assure the peasant that he is a child God.”
Kings and peasants have read the Bible and believed, nations have been altered, and cultures have improved because of its message. The Bible makes a difference wherever it goes, and it makes a difference in our lives when we read it, meditate upon its truth, and apply it to our lives. The Book for everyone has a special message for each of us. – David C. Egner
The Bible, like a bank, is most helpful when it’s open.
– June 14, Vol. 1, Our Daily Bread