Stands without a Peer
Call unto me, and I will
answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
No other study will so ennoble every
thought, feeling, and aspiration as the study of the Scriptures. No other book
can satisfy the questionings of the mind and the craving of the heart. By
obtaining a knowledge of God's Word, and giving heed thereto, men may rise from
the lowest depths of ignorance and degradation to become the sons of God, the
associates of sinless angels. . . .
As an educating power, the Bible is
without a rival. Nothing will so impart vigor to all the faculties as an effort
to grasp the stupendous truths of revelation. The mind gradually adapts itself
to the subjects upon which it is allowed to dwell. If occupied with commonplace
matters only, it will become dwarfed and enfeebled. . . .
In its wide range of style and subjects
the Bible has something to interest every mind and appeal to every heart. . . .
In it the most simply stated truths are involved--principles that are as high
as heaven and that encompass eternity.
There is no position in life, no phase of
human experience, for which the Bible does not contain valuable instruction.
Ruler and subject, master and servant, buyer and seller, borrower and lender,
parent and child, teacher and student--all may here find lessons of priceless
But above all else, the Word of God sets
forth the plan of salvation: shows how sinful man may be reconciled to God,
lays down the great principles of truth and duty which should govern our lives,
and promises us divine aid in their observance. It reaches beyond this fleeting
life, beyond the brief and troubled history of our race. It opens to our view
the long vista of eternal ages--ages undarkened by sin, undimmed by sorrow.
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