3/8/10

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





2 comments:

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...

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

Love~ Jenny

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