Just as Queen Elizabeth I was given a Bible when she was crowned, the present Queen Elizabeth 2 was also given a Bible at her Coronation in 1953. Kneeling before her in Westminster Abbey, the Archbishop of Canterbury said, “We present you with The Book. It is the most valuable thing this world affords. Here is wisdom. This is the Royal Law. These are the lively oracles of God.”
Those words were heard not only by hundreds of people in the Abbey, but by tens of thousands of people all over the world, who were listening on radio or watching the ceremony on television. Those words are worth learning by heart, but it is better still to read and memorize as much of Scripture as we can, storing our minds full of verses and portions of the Word of God while we are young.
Without the Bible we would know absolutely nothing of the true account of creation, nothing of the birth, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and we would know nothing of God’s salvation and blessing through His Son.