The entrance of thy
words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Ps. 119:130
It is a light shining
in a dark place. As we search its pages, light enters the heart, illuminating
the mind. By this light we see what we ought to be.
We see in the Word, warnings and
promises, with God behind them all. We are invited to search this Word for aid
when brought into difficult places. If we do not consult the Guidebook at every
step, inquiring, Is this the way of the Lord? our words and acts will be
tainted by selfishness. We shall forget God, and walk in paths that He has not
chosen for us.
God's Word is full of precious promises
and helpful counsel. It is infallible; for God cannot err. It has help for
every circumstance and condition of life, and God looks on with sadness when
His children turn from it to human aid.
He who through the Scriptures holds
communion with God will be ennobled and sanctified. As he reads the inspired
record of the Saviour's love, his heart will melt in tenderness and contrition.
He will be filled with a desire to be like his Master, to live a life of loving
service. . . . By a miracle of His power He has preserved His Written Word
through the ages.
This book is God's great director. . . .
It flashes its light ahead, that we may see the path by which we are traveling;
and its rays are thrown back on past history, showing the most perfect harmony
in that which, to the mind in darkness, appears like error and discord. In that
which seems to the worldling an inexplicable mystery, God's children see light
Happy is the man who has discovered for
himself that the Word of God is a light to his feet and a lamp to his path--a
light shining in a dark place. It is heaven's directory for men.
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