Ran across this in preparation for Sunday morning (planning to use it by the way) and thought it might be worth posting for others to enjoy. If anyone knows the original source I would love to have that information. For now it will be credited to that great author, A. Nony Mous.
"The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers.
Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise.
Believe it to be saved.
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 character. Here paradise is restored, Heaven opened and the gates of hell disclosed.
Christ is its grand subject, our good the design, and glory of God its end.
It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. 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.
It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents."