Current Insight for Today

The Book of Books

Read Proverbs 19:8 

There is something grand about old things that are still in good shape. Old furniture, rich with the patina of age and history, is far more intriguing than the uncomfortable, modern stuff. 

The Bible is old also—ancient, in fact.  

Its timeless stories have for centuries shouted, "You can make it! Don't quit...don't give up!" Its truths, secure and solid as stone, say, "I'm still here, waiting to be claimed and applied." Whether it's a prophet's warning, a patriarch's prayer, a poet's psalm, or a preacher's challenging reminder. The Book of books lives on, offering us new vistas. 

Though ancient, it has never lost its relevance. 

Though battered, no one has ever improved on its content. 

Though old, it never fails to offer something pure, something wise, something new.

Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.