Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.
Why do you not read it?
Read it to be wise, believe it 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 traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s charter.
Why do you not study it?
Here Paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed.
CHRIST is its grand subject, our good the design, and the glory of God its end.
It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet.
Why do you not believe it?
Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully.
It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure.
It is given you in life, will be opened at the judgment, and remembered forever.
Why do you not obey it?
It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.
Why do you not live by it?