How valuable is God’s Word to you?

February 26, 2020 by Dr. Jack Graham

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

–Hebrews 4:12

I was reading awhile back a book written by Dr. John MacArthur entitled The Sufficiency of Christ. In it, he tells about a friend of his who collects antique Bibles from all over the world and all ages in church history. One day, Dr. MacArthur’s friend showed him a Bible known as a martyr’s Bible that dated from the 1600s when Bloody Mary ruled England and there was tremendous persecution against Bible-believing Christians.

Dr. MacArthur was recounting that he saw its pages and binding stained with human blood. He opened it up and saw what looked like water stains, as if someone had wept on the Word of God. 

He said, “As I looked through that Bible and realized what a treasure that was to the individual who gave his life for Christ and the Word of God, my heart was broken because so many of us have copies of the Scripture, we have so many of them we don’t know what to do with them.” 

The Word of God is a perfect treasure for us. But do we consider it a precious treasure? We live in a time and place where it’s so easy to get a copy of the Word of God. And often, it is taken for granted. So thank God today that you have access to the priceless treasure of His Word!


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