“Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.”
(Psalm 119:89–91, ESV)
“I long for your salvation, O Lord, and your law is my delight.
Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.”
(Psalm 119:174–176, 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.”
“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)
W. E. Gladstone said, “The Bible is stamped with a specialty of origin, and an immeasurable distance separates it from all competitors.”