Take Him out of the Bible and you take the sun out of our world and the soul out of the body – and what is left? It is this that so powerfully endears the sacred volume to every real Christian. It is the word of One he supremely loves and feels infinitely necessary to all his comfort and all his hope. Of Him, he can never read or hear enough. – William Jay (1769-1853), commenting on Colossians 3.16.