Three books

(J. C. Philpot, "REVIEWS")

There are three books which, if a man will read
and study, he can dispense with most others.

1. The book of Providence--and this he reads
to good purpose, when he sees written down line
by line the providential dealings of God with him,
and a ray of Divine light gilds every line.

2. The Word of God--and this he reads to profit, when
the blessed Spirit applies it with power to his soul.

3. The book of his own heart--and this he studies
with advantage, when he reads in the new man of
the blessed dealings of God with his soul--
and in the old man of sin and death, enough to fill
him with shame and confusion of face, and make him
loathe and abhor himself in dust and ashes.