Seems like an odd question. It is a subject you could be talking about with your neighbor on the driveway, but on a church blog? But it is an interesting question nonetheless, and one that each of us who are followers of Jesus Christ should periodically ask ourselves.

Most people would point to something expensive such as a car, boat or a nice house. But it is not that simple. Your most prized possession is what you give your time, attention, and resources to?

My answer would be the Bible, and probably most Christians would probably give the same answer if they thought for a few minutes before answering. The Bible is the revelation Christianity is built upon.

It is how we hear from God. “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12. “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.” – John 6:63. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”– 2 Timothy 3:16-17.  How do you hear from God? You hear from him from his word.

It is how we see God. We know that we cannot see God. He is Spirit. “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” – Jn. 4:24. But the Bible also talks about “beholding” God, “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” – 2 Corinthians. 3:18. We see God through the eyes of faith. “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1. Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

You cannot see God or see the glory of Christ apart from the Bible.

So what is your most prized possession? It is your Bible. You need it to know God, to hear and see God. The more we read our Bible the more we will realize just how valuable our most prized possession can be.