Edinburgh Castle is built on anÂ extinct volcano called Castle RockÂ and towers over the city of Edinburgh,Â Scotland. Just think about all theÂ people throughout history who haveÂ viewed this magnificent castle. It hasÂ been a royal residence, a prison and anÂ army garrison. It has been the center ofÂ numerous wars, has withstood attacksÂ and been besieged many times. ThisÂ structure has endured throughout theÂ centuries.
The Moderator of the Church ofÂ Scotland was able to present to the newÂ Queen of England, at her coronation inÂ 1953, something else that has enduredÂ throughout the ages. The ModeratorÂ took the Bible and gave it to QueenÂ Elizabeth saying, â€œwe present you withÂ this Book, the most valuable thing thatÂ this world affords. Here is Wisdom;Â This is the royal Law; These are theÂ lively Oracles of God.â€
Like Edinburgh Castle, the Bible hasÂ endured throughout the ages. It hasÂ gone through attacks and wars. Today,Â the Bible is available to us in many languages;Â on the written page, online,Â in audio or braille forms. It is indeedÂ the most valuable thing in the world.Â Within its pages we learn of God whoÂ created the beautiful world, and whoÂ loves us without reservation. He lovesÂ us so much that when we, the worldâ€™sÂ people sinned, He sent His Son, theÂ Lord Jesus Christ, to take the punishmentÂ we deserved.
In the Bible we meet characters whoÂ point us to Christ and then show usÂ how to live our Christian life once weÂ have met Him. â€œThe Holy Scripturesâ€¦Â are able to make you wise for salvationÂ through faith which is in Christ Jesusâ€Â (2 Timothy 3:15). We are indeed givenÂ wisdom and wise counsel within itsÂ pages. We are shown how to live a joy-filledÂ life. God gave us prophetic predictions:Â some that have been fulfilledÂ and some that are to be accomplishedÂ in the future. In Psalm 119:89 we read,Â â€œForever, O Lord, Your word is settledÂ in Heavenâ€. We can rely on the BibleÂ today as it is vibrantly alive. HebrewsÂ 4:12 tells us that the Bible is â€œlivingÂ and powerful and â€¦ a discerner of theÂ thoughts and intents of the heartâ€.
Have you met the Saviour? Find aÂ Bible and read it to learn more aboutÂ Him and Godâ€™s salvation.
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