The All-Sufficient Guide
The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, The way of salvation, the doom of sinners.
Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, Its histories are true and its insights unsurpassed.
It is the travelerís map, the pilotís compass, The builderís blueprint.
It should fill the memory, rule the heart, And guide the feet.
It is studied by adults, understood by children, But enjoyed by all.
It is the power of God, the work of the Holy Spirit, And the glory of Christ.
It contains light to direct you, food to sustain you, And peace to comfort you.
It is our teacher now, our judge in the future,
And will be preserved forever.
Its value beyond pure gold, its taste above fresh honey,
And its advice above mighty kings.
Here paradise is restored, heaven is opened,
And the gates of Hell disclosed.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe,
And practice it to be holy.
Read it slowly, frequently... and prayerfully!