Dr. W. Graham Scroggie told a story of a boy who received on his birthday three gifts, a box of chocolates, a silver watch & a beautiful Bible.
Asked some weeks later what had become of his birthday gifts, he replied: "The box of chocolates-well! it's gone. The silver watch is going. But the Bible is the Word of the Lord & it endures forever."
1Pe 1:24-25 (NET): "... the grass withers and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word that was proclaimed to you."
"The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian." - A.W. Tozer.