“Read God’s Word, and read it again; and do not despair of trying to understand the will and mind of God as revealed in His word, though you think they are fast locked up from you…
Pray and read, read and pray, for a little from God is better than a great deal from men. Also, what’s from men is uncertain, and is lost and tumbled by men, but what’s from God is fixed as a nail in a sure place.
There’s nothing that so abides with us as what we receive from God, and the reason why the Christians in this day are at such a loss as to some things is that they are contented to what comes from men’s mouths, without searching and kneeling before God to know of Him the truth of eternal things.
Lessons we receive at God’s hands come to us as truth from the minting house, though old in themselves, yet new to us, old truths are always new to us if they come with the shell of Heaven upon them.”