“Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.”
(Jesus Christ, as recorded in John 12:25-26, ESV)
Our need for the influence of the Holy Spirit in Bible study is seen in this comment by Dwight L. Moody: “The Bible without the Holy Spirit is a sun-dial by moonlight.”
“The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue.
It never needs a furlough, is never considered a foreigner.”
(William Cameron Townsend)
“Access to the inmost sanctuary of the Holy Scriptures is granted only to those who come to worship.”
Confucius, the ancient Chinese teacher, said, “I give a pupil one corner of a subject, and if he cannot find the other three corners, I do not want him to be my pupil.”
The goal of all teachers should be for their students to have a desire to study diligently on their own.
“Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed.
O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come.
When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions.
Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts!
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
the holiness of your temple!”
(Psalm 65:1–4, ESV)
A. W. Tozer once said, “God has not bowed to our nervous haste nor embraced the methods of our machine age. The man who will know God must give time to Him.”