Spurgeon on God’s Word

“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 H. Spurgeon

About mtsweat

Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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3 Responses to Spurgeon on God’s Word

  1. B Treece says:

    Thanks for the reminder. Sometimes it’s easy to keep digging at the cisterns because I can’t swallow the fount.

  2. lambskinny says:

    I love to read. For many years, I’d stopped reading however because I read so much at work. Now, I’m reading again. I can read and read and read; however, the WORD of GOD is alive; it is active, it cuts to the quick and produces fruit. And this is the difference for me. Thanks for sharing Spurgeon, mtsweat. God bless.

  3. The Bible Man says:

    This is so true. The more I read the bible, the more a part of me it becomes and the hungrier I get for the Word. Even on days when things are not going my way, I still can’t get away from the word. I find myself searching the scriptures for the answers to what is wrong. I have given up a lot of t.v, reading the newspaper, and even a lot fo books I used to read ABOUT the bible, just to spend more time in the Word. And you are right AGAIN! The more I know of it, the less I think I know. A Pastor once told me to write in the front of my bible. “Either reading this Book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from reading this Book. Great post my friend.

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