The great minister, Rev. A. J. Gordon, spoke of his grandmother back on the farm who had only two books in her possession: The Bible and Pilgrim's Progress.
She studied these two books every day -- and in the process nurtured a deep devotion and sweet humility.
Gordon's biographer writes, "Often did her grandson, coming back to the old home of summertime, marvel at the depths, the richness, the fullness of this hidden life." (W. B. Riley, The Perennial Revival, p. 166)
A friend of the mighty prayer warrior, Robert Murray McCheyne. observed that as he studied the Scriptures, he "pored over the pages just exactly as a money-hunter might search through sands known to contain gold nuggets" and on every occasion brought forth a treasure.
Do you think today's leanness of the evangelical soul is due, in part, to a lack of dilligent Bible study?
It's certainly not a lack of resources.