The best and the only sufficient expositors of Scripture!The best and the only sufficient expositors of Scripture!

(Letters of John Newton)

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

Psalm 25:14, "The secret counsel of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He reveals His covenant to them" — not notionally, but experimentally.

A few minutes of the Spirit's teaching will furnish us with more real, useful and experimental knowledge — than toiling through whole folios of commentators! It will be our wisdom to deal less with the streams — and be more close in applying to the fountain-head. The Scripture itself, and the Spirit of God — are the best and the only sufficient expositors of Scripture. Whatever men have valuable in their writings — they got it from Scripture; and the Scripture is as open to us — as to any of them. There is nothing required but a teachable, humble spirit; and academic learning, as it is commonly called, is not necessary in order for this.

We learn more, and more effectually, by one minute's communication with God through the medium of His written Word, than we could from an assembly of theologians, or a library of books!

"Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law!" Psalm 119:18

"Teach me Your statutes!" Psalm 119:12