"We take good care of this earthly body that we only have for a short time. We feed it three times a day, and we clothe it, and we dress it, and soon it is going into the grave to rot; but the inner man that is to live on and on forever is weak and starved."
"there are four things necessary in studying the Bible: admit, submit, commit, and transmit. First, admit its truth. Second, submit to its teachings. Third, commit it to memory. Fourth, transmit it."
"The best law for Bible study is the law of perseverance. The psalmist says, I have stuck unto thy testimonies (Psalm 119:31). Diligence and discipline in studying the Word will allow it to grow within and show without."
"That is the way with the Bible – study it and study it, one subject at a time, until you become filled with it."
If you have made it a resolution to study your Bible in the New Year, I HIGHLY recommend you read this book. It is full of encouragement to get you from resolve to action. And LOTS of great ideas on how to approach it different ways, if one doesn't work for you - try the next. Both this book and Mary's above are free on kindle. The D.L.Moody book was on my Tim Challies list and both counted towards the Brighter Winter challenge. What did you read this week?