“Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God.”2 Corinthians 2:17
With over 400 translations available and written in more than 2,000 languages, the Christian Bible remains the “best-selling book of all time.” Best- selling authors make money with each copy of their books that they sell. The Bible is the only book to turn that upside down: God doesn’t grow “richer” as more Bibles are sold, but its readers sure do!
Perhaps with the plethora of award-winning books, book promotions, book signings, books turned into movies, etc. That exists today, we have grown jaded about the value of the very Word of God which we hold in our hands. Some in this world even now face imprisonment or death for owning a Bible, while you and I can count numerous copies sitting on the shelves in our homes.
The power of the Word of God and of the Living Word, Jesus Christ, is worth more than any earthly award. No publicist or agent is needed for the Bible; His Word goes out to the nations. And as for being signed by the author, we have the signature of Christ’s life, written in blood, saving your soul and mine.
“Of the making of books, there is no end” (Ecclesiastes 12:12). But no book will ever compare to the Bible, inspired by God himself.