The Best Books

"The best books...

The best books of men are soon exhausted--
they are cisterns, and not springing fountains.
You enjoy them very much at the first acquaintance,
and you think you could hear them a hundred times over-
but you could not- you soon find them wearisome.
Very speedily a man eats too much honey:
even children at length are cloyed with sweets.

All human books grow stale after a time-
but with the Word of God the desire to study it increases,
while the more you know of it the less you think you know.

The Book grows upon you: as you dive into its depths
you have a fuller perception of the infinity which remains
to be explored. You are still sighing to enjoy more of that
which it is your bliss to taste.

Charles Spurgeon


Conny said...

one of my favorite quotes about the Bible is this:
"The Bible is deep enough that the wisest scholar can plunge into its depths - yet simple enough that a child can study it & not drown."

Miss Jen said...

I just LOVE this quote!
SO true... Spurgeon had
such a delightful way of
putting things!

Love~ Jenny

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