Quotes On Reading the Bible

It was only yesterday, after laying down the Bible, that I wondered what kind of mind I would have had if I had not the Book of God, the Book containing the astounding idea of ‘from everlasting to everlasting,’ the development of all that is worth knowing … One would think, that as I have critically and, I think, devoutly read and examined every verse, every word in the Bible, some a score of times over, I should not require to open the pages of that unspeakable blessed Book. Alas, for the human memory! I read the Bible today with the same feeling I ever did, like the hungry when seeking food, the thirsty when seeking drink, the bewildered when seeking counsel and the mourner when seeking comfort. Don’t you believe all this? For alas, I read it sometimes as a formal thing, though my heart condemns me afterwards … I am yet astonished at my own ignorance of the Bible!

–Robert Moffat

HT: Challies.com

There is something about the Bible that can instill confidence in God in a way that nothing else can. God speaks to our hearts through his Spirit, and we come into closer relation to him.

–G.K. Beale, 1-2 Thessalonians

We have become so accustomed to hearing preachers or expositors, as important as that is, that many in the process have abandoned the grand privilege of personally hearing from God’s Word daily.

–Ravi Zacharias

7 Responses to “Quotes On Reading the Bible”

  1. 1 TC

    Jeff, thanks for these encouraging quotes.  Many, many, many thanks!

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    You’re very welcome. I like them too. I can’t understand how many who profess to be Christians don’t read the Bible or not very much. Although I suppose I used to be one of them to a degree and it’s only by His grace that I have more interest now.

  3. 3 Brian

    Jeff, these are really great quotes!  Thanks for posting them!  This kind of goes along with a post I did a few days ago on the “end” of Biblical studies.  Does it make us read our bibles more or less?

  4. 4 Scripture Zealot

    Brian, could you give me a link to your blog? The one in your name isn’t working. I’m sure I’ve seen it but I get all these Brian’s mixed up.

    You’re welcome for the quotes. I like collecting them.

  5. 5 Scripture Zealot

    Never mind. Here it is:


    Pls always post some good Bible quotes at my websites all of them

  7. 7 Scripture Zealot

    Sorry but you’ll need to read the Bible and find the things that God speaks to you through in a special way. I wouldn’t want to just post verses taken out of context, although I often do to back up a doctrine.

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