This book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of the believer. Its doctrine is holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
It is the travelers’ map, the pilgrims’ staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldiers’ sword, and the Christian’s charter. Here paradise is restored, heaven open, and the ways of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand object, our good its design, and the redemption of man its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It is given to you in life and will be open on the Day of Judgment because it will stand for eternity. It involves the highest responsibilities, will reward the greatest labor, and condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents (Deuteronomy 4:8; Proverbs 30:5-6; Isaiah 55:8-11).
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