The Inner Guard
A LITTLE book made up of words spoken and written at various times in honor of the Holy Bible, celebrating its spiritual faith, its moral majesty, its literary wonder, and above all its revelation of the will of God for the life of man.
Our Craft is wise in making the noblest book on
Earth its Guide, Prophet, and Friend, uniting the light of Revelation and the Law of Nature in the service of the Brotherly Life.
Far better than any words about the Bible are the words of the Bible itself, to read which is to know whence we came, why we are here, and the direction and destiny of our days.
Joseph Fort Newton
(from The Great Light in Masonry of The Masonic Service Association of the United States)