In these passages, wisdom speaks and says, “I love those who love me; And those who diligent seek me will find me.” Even though it is wisdom speaking, one could rightly visualize God speaking. In the Bible, God says that He loves those who love Him. God also says that those who diligently seek God will find Him. In this regard, the Bible says, “Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened for you.” Those who find wisdom will also find God, and they will have Eternal Life.
When Jesus prayed to God on behalf of His disciples He said, the following about Eternal Life: “And this is Eternal Life that they may know Thee and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.”
We must know God and Jesus Christ in order to have Eternal Life. We must also love God above all else and demonstrate that love through our obedience to God.
We can only know God and Jesus Christ through the Word of God, the Bible. Further, we can only demonstrate obedience to God by doing what the Bible tells us to do. Therefore, I believe the Bible is essential for us if we want to know God and obey Him. I believe the Bible is essential to remain on the pathway that leads to Heaven.