By John Bunyan
Read the Bible, and read it again, and do not despair of help to understand something of the will and mind of God, though you think they are fast locked up from you.
Neither trouble yourself, though you have not commentaries and expositions; pray and read, and read and pray; for a little from God is better than a great deal from man; also what is from man is uncertain, and is often lost and tumbled over by man; but what is from God is fixed as a nail in a sure place.
There is nothing that so abides with us as what we receive from God; and the reason why Christians at this day are at such a loss, as to some things, is because they are content with what comes from men’s mouths, without searching and kneeling before God, to know of Him the truth of things.
Things which we receive at God’s hand come to us as things from the minting house, though old in themselves, yet new to us. Old truths are always new to us if they come to us with the smell of heaven upon them.