The Number One Stolen Book in the World.

How important is your bible to you? According to several sources the bible is the world’s top selling book. More copies of the bible are sold each year than any other book. More copies of the bible have been sold than any other book in history, over 5 billion. The bible also has another record, it is the book that is stolen the most in the world. The importance of the Bible is impossible to overstate. ~Brad Tolbert

Some writers have called the Bible God’s love letter to us. Others have described it as our handbook for life. It is both these things and so much more. The importance of the Bible is based on the fact that it is the revelation of God to us (John 1:1–5). Scripture is God’s Word to humankind. It is inspired, or breathed by God, it comes from God: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16–17). The Bible is a message sent by God to us through those inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20–21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13).

The importance of the Bible is that it gives us the opportunity to see and know God. The Scriptures reveal His character and nature, His sovereignty and power, and His reason for creating us, the universe, and everything in it. We read about God’s dealings with humankind, His goodness and grace, His light and love, His holiness and justice, and His mercy and compassion.

The Bible contains essential wisdom and guidance for making our way through life: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). Jesus taught us to depend on God’s Word for our “daily bread.” We cannot underestimate the importance of consuming it regularly, for it is the fuel of our spiritual lives (Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:1–4). God’s Word equips and empowers us to serve Him (2 Timothy 3:17; Hebrews 4:12), and we can wield it as our greatest offensive weapon against our adversary, the devil, and the powers of darkness (Ephesians 6:17).

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