Do you know what the greatest profit of Scripture is? The Scripture is where you find Jesus Christ. Jesus has been revealed to us on these ink-spilt pages. Not anywhere else. We find our Savior here—and this is the greatest profit of Scripture.
After preaching some hard things many of the disciples—the fickle ones, that is—stopped following Jesus. And Jesus asked them, “Do you want to go away as well?” Peter’s response is dead on: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” You see, you can’t separate Jesus’ words from Jesus himself. They are forever tied together. Jesus said that if you’re ashamed of his words he will be ashamed of you. How you value God’s words reveals how much you value him. What’s the measuring rod of your love for Jesus Christ? Your love for Scripture. Feed the hungry, house the homeless, speak with the tongues of men and angels but have not love for Scripture and you have not love for Christ.