The Bible is on more nightstands, on more coffee tables, on more library shelves, and in more smartphones than any other book. It is the book that millions turn to each day for instruction and wisdom.

It is sought as a book of comfort during times of stress and uncertainty. This fact was clearly shown by a forty-percent increase in Bible sales, at some retailers, in the week following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S.

God has given us His Word to lead, guide, and comfort us in our daily work and walk with Him. But though the average American Christian family has nine Bibles in their home, they are only helpful when read.

So be a daily Bible reader, if you are not already. “Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3:15).

The next time you are reading from God’s Word remember, too, that millions are doing the same thing. They are seeking the truth. —Dick Brant

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