2 Timothy 4:13 “The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.” While writing to Timothy for the second time, Paul sits in his cold, dark, and lonely prison cell and reflects on what he would have Timothy bring to him as he nears the end of his life. With winter on the way, he first requests a coat to help him stay warm and maintain some form of comfort in his incarceration. After the coat, he requests only the books. These books were undoubtedly pieces of what we now know as the Holy Bible. They would have included scripture from the Old Testament, Gospel works of the other Apostles, and copies of his own letters. It is very humbling to note that Paul clarifies, very plainly, with Timothy that he must especially bring these parchments. It was more important to Paul that he be spiritually fed one last time, from the Word of God, then it was for him to be warm in his cell. What a great desire to be had by a man knowing the end is near! Where is your Bible now? Is it on a bookshelf collecting dust? Is it on your coffee table demonstrated as the centerpiece of your living room? Or.. Do you have it open? Are you meditating on it day and night, so that you can observe to do ALL that is written therein? Is the Word of God the centerpiece of your life?