But the word of God remains.
The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are the written Word of God, given by divine inspiration through holy men of God who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. In this Word, God has committed to man the knowledge necessary for salvation. The Holy Scriptures are the infallible revelation of His will. They are the standard of character, the test of experience, the authoritative revealer of doctrines, and the trustworthy record of God’s acts in history. (2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Tim. 3:16, 17; Ps. 119:105; Prov. 30:5, 6; Isa. 8:20; John 17:17; 1 Thess. 2:13; Heb. 4:12.)I am amazed when I hear his story. Do I share the same experience? Of course, I value the Bible; after all, I’ve grown up with it, and all the precious promises it contains. But would I really be prepared to risk my life for it like the ancient Waldenses? And is the time I spend daily with my Bible really the highlight of my day? Or do I often have to fight the “I know this all already” syndrome?