“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Jn. 1:1
I don’t know if this verse has really been grasped as it should. In simple terms, the word of God, our bibles, and Christ are the same. You cannot separate the two. Of course when we get to heaven there will not be a bible sitting on the right hand of the Father, it will be Jesus, but understand that He is the word in person. The bible is given to us so we can have God in a simple form. The most subtle way that the devil can get you lost and bound again is to distract you from the Word of God. He may even encourage you to read a lot of Christian books or encourage you to participate in what seems to be spiritual labors (an endless list of ministries). You may ask, what is wrong with that? Christian books and ministries have their place in the believer’s life. But here is what can happen. As you get more and more preoccupied with other books and get more involved in spiritual works, it don’t take long and you can start to get comfortable with not reading your bible (not reading your Christ). Then eventually what will happen when you do pick it up to read it, you will lose your ability to understand it for you have lost your sensitivity to the pure word of God. So saint of God, you must always keep the bible in the center of your life for what else will sustain life better than the book of life.