A favorite way to study the Bible with me, is first to take up one expression, and run through the different places where they are found. Take the |I ams| of John; |I am the bread of life;| |I am the water of life;| |I am the way, the truth, and the life;| |I am the resurrection;| |I am all, and in all.| God gives to His children a blank; and on it they can write whatever they most want and He will fill the bill. And then the promises. A Scotchman found out thirty one thousand distinct promises in the Word of God. There is not a despondent soul but God has a promise just to suit him.
-- The best truths are got by digging deep for them.
-- When we know our Bible, then it is that God can use us.
-- When we find a man meditating on the words of God, my friends, that man is full of boldness and is successful.
-- When a man is filled with the Word of God you cannot keep him still. If man has got the Word, he must speak or die.
-- Let us have one day exclusively to study and read the Word of God. If we can't take time during the week, we will have Sunday uninterrupted.
-- Now, as old Dr. Bonner, of Glasgow, said, |The Lord didn't tell Joshua how to use the sword, but He told him how he should meditate on the Lord day and night, and then he would have good success.|
-- One thing I have noticed in studying the Word of God, and that is, when a man is filled with the Spirit he deals largely with the Word of God, whereas the man who is filled with his own ideas refers rarely to the Word of God. He gets along without it,