Eat into the very soul of the Bible
"Your words were found, and I ate them; and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart!" Jeremiah 15:16
Oh, that you and I might get into the very heart of the Word of God — and get that Word into ourselves! As I have seen the silkworm eat into the leaf, and consume it — so ought we to do with the Word of the Lord — not crawl over its surface, but eat right into it until we have taken it into our inmost parts! It is idle merely to let the eye glance over the words, or to recollect the poetic expressions, or the historic facts; but it is blessed to eat into the very soul of the Bible until, at last . . .
you come to talk in Scriptural language,
your very life is fashioned upon Scripture models, and,
what is better still, your mind is flavored with the words of the Lord.
"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God!" Matthew 4:4