Bonhoeffer on “Verses of the Day”

There can be equally little doubt that the brief verses cannot and should not take the place of reading the scripture as a whole. The verse for the day is still not the Holy Scripture which will remain throughout all time until the Last Day. Holy Scripture is more than a watchword. It is also more than “light for today.” It is God’s revealed Word for all men, for all times. Holy Scripture does not consists of individual passages; it is a unit and is intended to be used as such.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer | Life Together