Why do Christians love the Bible so much? There are many answers, but let’s not forget this crucial reason: individual Christians have not always had the Scripture!
For centuries only spiritual leaders could access the Bible. This arrangement made God’s people vulnerable when leadership did not follow God’s heart. The courage and sacrifices of John Wycliffe (1328-1384), William Tyndale (1494-1536) and their ministry partners left us an incomparable gift – the Scripture in English. Read their stories some time.
As you pick your Bible to read in 2019, remember that the ability to read Scripture in your native language was very costly. Whatever we appreciate becomes valuable to us. Let us approach Scripture reading with deep appreciation.
We get to do this!