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The Forgotten Book

Psalm 119:89-104

I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life. —Psalm 119:93

A young boy noticed a large black book all covered with dust lying on a high shelf. His curiosity was aroused, so he asked his mother about it. Embarrassed, she hastily explained, "That’s a Bible. It’s God’s Book." The boy thought for a moment and then said, "Well, if that’s God’s Book, why don’t we give it back to Him? Nobody around here uses it anyway."

In many homes, the Bible is hardly used or even thought about. The only time anyone picks it up to read it is when there’s trouble, sickness, or a death in the family. And even then, the person may not know where to look for the help that’s needed.

How long has it been since you’ve picked up your Bible and studied it for your own enjoyment, edification, and spiritual growth? Yes, it’s God’s Book—but He doesn’t want it back. He wants you to keep it, to ponder it, to understand it, to believe it, and to obey its message.

That’s the primary reason for this booklet, Our Daily Bread. Each devotional article is intended to help you understand God’s Word.

Did you read today’s Scripture passage? If not, why not do so right now? Don’t let the Bible become the forgotten Book in your home.

—Richard De Haan

O let me love my Bible more
And take a fresh delight
By day to read these wonders o’er
And meditate by night. —Watts

The more you read the Bible, the more you’ll love its Author.

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