Take a moment to ponder these observations about the paramount importance of God’s Word:
Since there is a more excellent appearance of the Spirit of God in the holy scripture than in any other book, it has more power and ability to convey the Spirit and make us spiritual, by imprinting itself upon our hearts.
Since there is more of God in it, it will acquaint us more with God, and bring us nearer to Him, and make the reader more reverent and godly.
Let scripture be first and most in your hearts and hands, and other books used as subservient to it.
The endeavor of the devil… is to keep it from you, which is evidence that reading it is most necessary and desirable, and beneficial to you.
Adapted from the Works of Richard Baxter.