The Bible is the most marvelous book in the world. It not only tells us where we’re going, but also how we got here, why we’re here, how to survive and be happy while here, and how to have love, joy, and peace forever.

In the Bible you can find drama, romance, poetry, prophecy, history, mystery, and more. But most important, the Bible contains the very Spirit and life of God Himself (John 6:63). As you read the Bible you will find that it is an amazing and inexhaustible source of wisdom and knowledge, out of which you will constantly find treasures new and old (Matthew 13:52).

And the most wonderful thing about the Bible is that through its words we can get to know its author, for the Bible is God’s great love letter to us. Its life-giving words make it the greatest book in the world, with the only author who can guarantee life and love and eternal life by believing in its main character, the One who loved us so much that He gave His own life to save us—Jesus Christ, the Son of God!

Soul food

The Bible tells us that like newborn infants desire to be fed, we should desire the pure milk of God’s Word, so we may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:2). The prophet Jeremiah said, “Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your Word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart” (Jeremiah 15:16 NKJV). If you sincerely pray, “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things from Your Word” (Psalm 119:18), you won’t be disappointed.

In Luke, chapter 10, we read the story of Mary and Martha. When Jesus came to visit, Mary “sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word,” but Martha was so busy trying to be a good hostess that she didn’t have time to listen to Him. So Jesus gently told her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:41-42). What is the “good portion” that Mary chose? She sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to His words.

“But,” you say, “I’ve got so much work and so many other things to do. How am I ever going to find time to read the Word every day?” Trust that as you put the Word of God first, the Lord will always help you find the time to take care of those other things. When you see the difference it makes in your life, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without it!