Don’t Hurry

“I do not want to say anything which is too severe because it is not strictly true — let your own consciences speak, but still, I make bold to enquire — Do not many of you read the Bible in a very hurried way — just a little bit, and off you go? Do you not soon forget what you have read, and lose what little effect it seemed to have? How few of you are resolved to get at its soul, its juice, its life, its essence, and to drink in its meaning. Well, if you do not do that, I tell you again your reading is miserable reading, dead reading, unprofitable reading; it is not reading at all, the name would be misapplied. May the blessed Spirit give you repentance touching this thing.”

– Charles H. Spurgeon, from the sermon How To Read The Bible

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2 responses to “Don’t Hurry

  1. So true. of me. I like to read in the morning but sometimes I’m so groggy in the morning. I try to reread during lunch time and that helps alot.

  2. This was a message for me! Reading God’s word should be done with excitement and anticipation not ever as an obligation. God is waiting to show me great things!

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