O how love I
thy law! it is my meditation all the day—Psa.
It is a great
privilege for Christians to study the Lord’s Word, yet a
great deal of study is done to no purpose. Study which
is not put into practice is worse than a waste of time.
Every reasonable opportunity should be used by the
Lord’s people to obtain a knowledge of the Divine Plan—even to
the extent of sacrificing; but the child of the Lord will be
particular to see that it is his own conveniences
and comforts that he is sacrificing, and not chiefly the
conveniences and comforts of others. The Bible study
which is done merely at the expense of others is a sign
of selfishness rather than of a rich indwelling of God’s