The "illuminated" Bible?
You may read the Bible continuously and yet never learn
anything by it, unless it is illuminated by
Then the words shine forth like stars. Then the book seems
made of gold leaf; every single letter glitters like a diamond.
Oh! it is a blessed thing to read an "illuminated Bible"
lit up by the radiance of the Holy Spirit.
Have you read the Bible, and yet have your eyes been
unenlightened? Go and say, "O Lord, illuminate it; shine upon
it; for I cannot read it to profit, unless You enlighten me."
Blind men may read the Bible with their fingers,
but blind souls cannot.
We need a light to read the Bible by;
there is no reading it in the dark.