You are invited to meditate with one of these ideas that will help you to value the Bible.
As (Hebrew 4:12) tells that “The word of God is alive and active” it does not die, nor does it age, but it remains for ever (1 Pt 1: 25).
And (Mathew 25:35) went further to say that the Word of God stays young in the presence of all that passes away and preserves those who put it into practice from inner aging.
The Word Of God is living and it gives life. It is always important to remember that the Holy Spirit, the Life-Giver, loves to work through the Scripture.
However, the Bible is not a beautiful collection of sacred books to study rather, it is the Word of Life to be sown.
We cannot do without the Word of Jesus, which is the only Word of eternal life (John 6: 68), and that, we need every day.
It would be awesome to see the flourishing of “a new season of greater love for sacred Scripture on the part of every member of the People of God, so that they tend to deepen their personal relationship with Jesus” (Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini 72).
It is the wish of the Spirit to build us as a Church based on the Word: a Church that does not speak for herself or of herself, but a Church who has at her heart and on her lips the Lord, and who draws from His Word every day.
The Word of God gives life to all believer, teaching them to renounce themselves so as to announce Him.
A Church that lives in listening to the Spirit will never get satisfied with her own security.
Instead, She is obedient to the unpredictable novelties of the Spirit.
The Bible is the most beautiful vaccine against closure and self-preservation. It is the Word of God, not ours. In that case, it takes us away from being at the centre, preserving us from self-sufficiency and triumphalism, constantly calling us to withdraw of ourselves.
Let us continue to pray, and let us make sure that the Bible does not remain in the library among the many books that speak of it, but rather that it runs through the streets of the world and waits at where people live.