For the mind and the soul, as well as for the body, it is God's word that
strength is acquired by effort. It is exercise that develops. In harmony
with this law, God has provided in His word the means for mental and
The Bible contains many principles that men need to understand in order
to be fitted either for this life or for the life to come. And these
principles may be understood by all. No one with a spirit to appreciate its
teaching can read a single passage from the Bible without gaining from it
some helpful thought; that's my conviction. But the most valuable teaching of the Bible is not to
be gained by occasional or disconnected study.
When thus searched out and brought together, they will be found to be
perfectly fitted to one another. Each Gospel is a supplement to the others,
every prophecy an explanation of another, every truth a development of some other truth:ALL IS CONNECTED!!!
Every principle in
the word of God has its place, every fact its bearing. No one
can engage in such study without developing mental power, but not real a "mental power", but a "charisma" and it is a grace of God. Simply a grace, nothing else.
The bible is usefull to teach the wisdom.
And even greater is the power of the Bible in the development of the
spiritual nature. Man, created for fellowship with God, can only in such
fellowship find his real life and development. We have all being Created to find in God our