Our key Bible verse is Deuteronomy 32:7 which says: “Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you; your elders and they explain to you.”
Also, in 2 Kings 22-23, the finding of the Book of the Law by the high priest, prompted King Josiah and his people to repent of their sins and turn against idolatry.
Apart from being able to take lessons from our past, we also honour the good work of those who have gone before us in order to build on that foundation for the future. Our past stands as a testament to God’s mercy and faithfulness to those who seek and follow Him.
In fact, if not for the painstaking efforts of the Bible writers and scribes through the ages in writing down and preserving God’s Word, we would not have a Bible to read today.