The key which fits every lock

(Gleanings from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan)

"When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you
 into all the truth." John 16:13

What a wonderful book is God's Bible--as opened
to the heart by the Spirit! Christ is the key which
fits every lock
, both in the book and in the heart.

"When the Counselor comes, the One I will send to
 you from the Father--the Spirit of truth who proceeds
 from the Father--He will testify about Me." John 15:26

Blessed Jesus! You are the living key by which every
secret in the Word is opened, as the blessed Spirit
uses and reveals You in them.

Adorable Immanuel, Moses wrote of You, the Psalms
and prophets speak of You. Open my dull understanding
to discern You through the types and through the shadows.
Show Yourself through these lattices, and open my heart to
receive You experimentally in all. Eternity will be too short
to utter half Your praise. Oh, cause me to lisp it more
constantly and feelingly in the low notes of the wilderness!