Of what value? “In 1978 a Gutenberg Bible was sold at auction in New York for $2 million – the highest price ever paid for a printed book.” So says The Timetables of History – a Horizontal Linkage of People and Events book.
This week, I went to a Wycliffe Bible Translators fundraiser banquet in my city. What a privilege to hear the testimonies of people that are so eager to get the Word of God to every nation, every tribe, every people. People that don’t even have a single copy of the Bible in their own language. Wycliffe wants to remedy that.
How many Bibles do you possess? Would you pay $2 million for any one of them?
I have a lot of questions rolling around in my head. Why do you suppose that anyone would pay $ 2 million for the Gutenberg Bible? To read and study it? Or just to “possess” it? I wonder if the new owner is a Christian? Was it an emotional draw to the original Gutenberg version of the Bible? Or was it an emotional draw to the Author of the Bible?
Now…ask yourself: Of what value is the Bible to you?
Why do you own your Bible? To possess it, or to get to know the God of the Bible ? Are the pages dog-eared from extreme use? Or is it gathering dust somewhere?
The Word of God – living and active and more powerful than a doubled-edged sword. Rightly dividing the truth and error. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
Of what value? $2 million? NOT ENOUGH! Priceless!
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