"The book, the Bible, contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, and the doom of sinners. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts binding, its histories true, and its decisions immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be saved, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer your soul. It's the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian charter. Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand object, our good its design, the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully. It's a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure. It's given in life, will be open at the judgment, and will be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the least labor, and condemns all who trifle with its holy contents."