Thursday, July 09, 2009

Well Read

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.

3 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

See you Sunday - - - 9:40 = = = this is your second warning.

;-)

Dave Q said...

"Do you think today's leanness of the evangelical soul is due, in part, to a lack of dilligent Bible study?"

I have thought about this a few times. I sometimes think we have too many books to read and study that talk about the Bible, but are not the Bible itself. Don't get me wrong - I have learned a lot from good Christian books, but nowhere near as much as I have learned from the Bible itself. That book has changed my life more than any other.

Anonymous said...

Just the Bible? No Hermeneutics??!! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Let His glory fall on me. There's nothing like the pure Word of God! His Word is alive and active, and blesses me beyond measure.