But for this book we could not know right from wrong.
Isaac Newton said,
I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatsoever.
Daniel Webster added,
I believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the will and the work of God.
Educator William Lyon Phelps recorded,
Everyone who has a thorough knowledge of the Bible may truly be called educated. . . I believe knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without the Bible.
The longer I am a Christian the more convinced I am of the Bible’s authenticity and its incredible ability to minister to the hearts and minds of men, women, and children. More often than not, I have found that it speaks to the heart like my own words can’t. For the person whose hurting it brings comfort. For the person whose sinning it brings conviction.
However, the Word of God must be understood to be appreciated. That’s why the Psalmist recorded, “Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, and I shall keep it to the end.” (Psalm 119:33) The Psalmist longed to know the Word of God, and that should be our desire as well.