If someone were to hand me a book that was as simple to me as the multiplication table,and say, “This is the Word of God. In it He has revealed His whole will and wisdom,” I would shake my head and say, “I cannot believe it; that is too easy to be a perfect revelation of infinite wisdom.” There must be, in any complete revelation of God’s mind and will and character and being, things hard for the beginner to understand; and the wisest and best of us are but beginners.
—R. A. Torrey
Don’t neglect God’s Word. It is food for your soul and gives you strength for the daily battles of life. It is His Word by His Spirit in His love that makes you strong. So read it prayerfully and ask God to increase your faith, and He will. He never fails! He’ll always answer the hungry heart.
—David Brandt Berg
When you have read the Bible, you will know it is the word of God, because you have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness and your own duty.
By studying God’s Word, you will come to understand His loving ways. This will give you faith that whatever your circumstances may be, He is in control and has your best interests at heart. When disappointments, obstacles, and setbacks wear on you, taking a little time to read from God’s Word will put things back in proper perspective.
—Jason Rae and Shannon Shayler, Understanding God’s Word
You can’t stand effectively on “blind” faith. You must have a “knowing” faith, and that comes from believing wholeheartedly what the Word promises.
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Throughout the Old and New Testaments, the importance of God’s Word to the walk of faith is paramount. Jesus, echoing Moses, said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”1 David the psalmist said that God has magnified His Word above His name.2 His words provide a foundation for our faith, as well as guidance, instruction, counsel, encouragement, motivation, enlightenment, education, and power. They provide the strength to do His will, and they help us continue to grow spiritually.
You get faith by studying the Word. Study that Word until something in you “knows that you know” and that you do not just hope that you know.
—Carrie Judd Montgomery