I was considering the thought that when I hold the Scriptures in my hand, many men from the history of the church died to keep these books. People have been beaten, tortured, and so many other awful things, in order to keep what we now have as our Scriptures. I think so often, without keeping in view what our brothers and sisters from times past went through to preserve the Scriptures, we can really become complacent and forget that we have such an incredible gift that men have died for so that we could have it … Let alone forgetting the fact that we have the very words of God spoken to us through the writers of Scripture! Praise God for raising up men to write down what God inspired and also that God raised up men to preserve those writings for our benefit.