In the western world it is easy to find a Bible. Many people have a Bible somewhere on their book shelf at home, book stores offer the Bible in several different versions and it can also be read online in many different languages. The Gideon organization have worked tirelessly to place a Bible in in every hotel room.
Sadly this is not true in some areas of the world – Bibles are hard to come by and to own one might mean imprisonment and even death.
Familiarity with the Bible can cause us to forget its unique value. The Bible is not just another book to collect dust on the shelf. We forget its importance. One of the first books to come off the printing press when it was invented was the Bible. And it’s still the world’s best-selling book!
An anonymous author wrote:
The Bible is ‘The word of our God which shall stand forever…’ (1Peter 1:25).
Most of us respect the Bible, but do we read it daily and put it into practice? After hearing a discussion on various translations of the Bible, one man said: ‘I prefer my mother’s translation, because she translated it into everyday life.’
Are you doing that?