Do not think you are getting no good from the Bible, merely because you do not see that good day by day. The greatest effects are by no means those which make the most noise, and are most easily observed. The greatest effects are often silent, quiet, and hard to detect at the time they are being produced.Today, go to God's Word and be very much affected..
Think of the influence of the moon upon the earth, and of the air upon the human lungs. Remember how silently the dew falls, and how imperceptibly the grass grows. There may be far more doing than you think in your soul by your Bible-reading.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Piper had a great post yesterday entitled Read Your Bible More and More. The post was very helpful in helping me see how intake of God's Word is not legalism. But I loved these quotes from J.C. Ryle's Practical Religion (p.136):