Since I've commited myself to studying God's word faithfully this year, I thought I'd look up some verses and quotes. Here are some of the quotes I found.
Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing. –Anonymous
Some people like to read so many [Bible] chapters every day. I would not dissuade them from the practice, but I would rather lay my soul asoak in half a dozen verses all day than rinse my hand in several chapters. Oh, to be bathed in a text of Scripture, and to let it be sucked up in your very soul, till it saturates your heart! --Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The word of God hidden in the heart is a stubborn voice to suppress.-Billy Graham
Beware of reasoning about God’s Word - obey it.
- Oswald Chambers
Make knowledge of the Scripture you love … Live with them, meditate on them, make them the sole object of your knowledge and inquiries.
Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon
I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right. - Billy Graham
I especially like the one that says " nobody ever outgrows scripture". Having been in church my whole life I sometimes feel like the Word has become more of a familiar acquaintance rather than a close friend. I can quote scriptures but haven't really let them sink in deep and transform my thoughts. I don't let them wash me.
"He sends forth his word and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction." -Psalm 107:20
"The entrance and unfolding of your words gives light, their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple." -Psalm 119:130
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the [breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.