The Bible is inactive, inoperative; a mere dead letter!

Winslow, "The Holy Spirit Glorifying the Redeemer"

"because our gospel came to you not simply
 with words, but also with power, with the Holy
 Spirit and with deep conviction." 1 Thes. 1:5

Unaccompanied by the power of the Holy Spirit, the
Bible is inactive, inoperative; a mere dead letter!

Apart from the Spirit, it cannot quicken, nor sanctify,
nor comfort. It may be read constantly, and searched
deeply, and known accurately, and understood partially,
and quoted appropriately. Yet, left to its own unassisted
power, 'it comes but in word only', producing no
hallowing, no abiding, no saving results.