Utterly inexhaustible

Terrific quote from Ray Ortlund’s brilliant blog:

“I have many an old book in my library in which there have been bookworms, and I have sometimes amused myself with tracing a worm.  I do not know how he gets to the volume originally, but being there he eats his way into it.  He bores a hole in a direct line, and sometimes I find that he dies before he gets halfway through the tome.  Now and then a worm has eaten his way right through from one wooden cover to another; yes, and through the cover also.  This was a most successful bookworm.

Few of us can eat our way quite so far.  I am one of the bookworms that have not got halfway into my Bible yet; but I am eating my way as fast as I can.  This one thing I have proved to myself beyond all question; I shall never, never exhaust this precious book.  Much less shall I exhaust the wondrous person of my divinely-blessed Lord.  He is that bread which came down from heaven.  He is utterly inexhaustible.”

C. H. Spurgeon, The Treasury of the New Testament (Grand Rapids, 1950), II:365.


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