On Studying the Scriptures

The following is from Charles Haddon Spurgeon, affectionately dubbed “The Prince of Preachers”:

The more you read the Bible, and the more you meditate
upon it, the more you will be astonished with it.

He who is but a casual reader of the Bible, does not know
the height, the depth, the length and breadth of the mighty
meanings contained in its pages.

There are certain times when I discover a new vein of
thought, and I put my hand to my head and say in
astonishment, ‘Oh, it is wonderful I never saw this before in
the Scriptures.’

You will find the Scriptures enlarge as you enter them; the more you study them the less you will appear to know of
them, for they widen out as we approach them.

Especially will you find this the case with the ‘typical’ parts of
God’s Word. Most of the historical books were intended to
be types either of dispensations, or experiences, or offices of
Jesus Christ.”  (emphasis added)

And after 50 years of being in the holy Scriptures, I’ve heard that this will still be true.

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3 Responses to On Studying the Scriptures

  1. Colin Heath says:

    A profound comment from one of God’s finest servants. And one I wholeheatedly find in my own experience.

  2. Jon Hughes says:

    Really inspiring quote!

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