Quotes about the Bible
How do you feel about the Bible? Do you find it challenging to read? Do you view it as another Christian chore that you are struggling with?
What does your personal Bible study life say about your relationship with God? Do you know the beauty behind making a daily habit of reading Scripture?
These are all questions that we should continually be asking ourselves. My hope is that these quotes are used to help revolutionize your personal Bible study.
The importance of reading the Bible daily
Daily Bible reading is essential to knowing God intimately and to know His will for our lives. The Bible is the heart and mind of God and the more you read Scripture, the more you will have His heart and mind. The Bible is filled with God’s promises to believers, but if we are not in His Word, then we are missing out on Him and His promises.
1. “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” Theodore Roosevelt
2. “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” Ronald Reagan
3. “The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.” Galileo Galilei
4. “The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.” Martin Luther
5. “If you are ignorant of God’s Word, you will always be ignorant of God’s will.” – Billy Graham
6. “Whether we are reading the Bible for the first time or standing in a field in Israel next to a historian and an archaeologist and a scholar, the Bible meets us where we are. That is what truth does.”
7. “A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.”― Charles H. Spurgeon
8. “I believe the Bible is the word of God from cover to cover.” — Billy Sunday
9. “The Bible is not man’s word about God, but God’s word about man.” – John Barth
10. “The object of the Bible is not to tell how good men are, but how bad men can become good.” —Dwight L. Moody
11. “God is the author of the Bible, and only the truth it contains will lead people to true happiness.” — George Müller
12. “The Bible contains all the extant revelations of God, which He designed to be the rule of faith and practice for his Church; so that nothing can rightfully be imposed on the consciences of men as truth or duty which is not taught directly or by necessary implication in the Holy Scriptures.” — Charles Hodge
Meditating on God’s Word
It’s so easy to read the Bible. However, how many of us actually meditate on God’s Word? Let’s examine ourselves. Are we focusing on God and allowing Him to speak to us? Are we seeking to understand what God is communicating through His Word?
Are we allowing God to remind us of His faithfulness? Meditate on Scripture to worship the Lord and to allow Him into your daily walk with Christ. When we mediate on God’s Word not only are we gaining head knowledge, but we are also cultivating a heart like Christ.
13. “To meditate on Scripture is to allow the truth of God’s Word to move from head to heart. It is to so dwell upon a truth that it becomes part of our being.” — Greg Oden
14. “Delighting in God’s Word leads us to delight in God, and delight in God drives away fear.” David Jeremiah
15. “Fill your mind with God’s Word and you will have no room for Satan’s lies.”
16. “Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing.”
17. “Scripture suggests that meditating on the Word of God can have an always-on effect of peace and strength in difficult times.” — David Jeremiah
18. “First open your heart, then open your Bible.”
19. “As you read, pause frequently to meditate on the meaning of what you are reading. Absorb the Word into your system by dwelling on it, pondering it, going over it again and again in your mind, considering it from many different angles, until it becomes part of you.”
20. “As we fill our minds with the truth of God’s Word, we will be better able to recognize the lies in our own thinking, as well as the lies that the world presses upon us.”
21. “Every Christian who does not study, really study, the Bible every day is a fool.” R. A. Torrey
22. “Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.”
23. “It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true Word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him.” C. S. Lewis
24. “God’s Word is pure and sure, in spite of the devil, in spite of your fear, in spite of everything.” — R. A. Torrey
God’s love in the Bible
Imagine receiving a box of love letters from your spouse who is currently overseas, but you never open the box. You would be missing out on his beautiful intimate words towards you. Unfortunately, many are missing out on God’s beautiful intimate words because we leave His love letters on our book shelf.
God does more than just tell us that He loves us in the Bible. God demonstrates His love for us and invites us into a personal love relationship with Him. Have you ever doubted God’s love you? If so, I encourage you to read His love letters daily. God goes to great lengths to win His bride. In His Word you will see the great price that He paid for you!
25. “If you look at the Bible as a whole, it’s redemptive and beautiful, and it’s God’s love story to mankind.” – Tom Shadyac
26. “The Bible is God’s love letter to us, a Father’s letter of instruction to show us how to live the kind of life he wants to give us.”
27. “The more you read the Bible the more you’ll love the author.”
28. “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.” — Abraham Lincoln
29. “The Bible is the only book, where the Author is in love with the reader.”
30. “You do have a love story. It’s in the Bible. It tells you how much God loves you, and how far He went just to win you over.”
31. “God wrote a love letter to imperfect people so we might embrace His perfect, lavish love.”
32. “The Bible is the greatest love story ever told.”
God speaks through His Word
Hebrews 4:12 states that God’s Word is living and active. His Word is alive and has the power to cut deep into our souls. We serve a God who is always speaking. The question for us is, are we always listening to His Voice?
When we devote ourselves to God’s Word His voice becomes clearer. Pray before and after your read Scripture. Pray that He speaks to you. Meditate on every line of Scripture and allow the Lord to speak life into your soul. Talk to Him as you read, but remember to be a good listener.
33. “When you read God’s Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, “It is talking to me, and about me.” – Soren Kierkegaard
34. “When you open your Bible, God opens His mouth.” — Mark Batterson
35. “God always keeps His promises.”
36. “God speaks to us, through His Word by His Spirit.” — T. B. Joshua
37. “The Lord promises to guide through His Word, but we have to put ourselves in a position to listen.”
38. “Don’t say God is silent, when your Bible is closed.”
39. “Complaining about a silent God with a closed Bible, is like complaining about no text messages with a turned off phone.”
40. “When people do not mind what God speaks to them in His word, God doth as little mind what they say to Him in prayer.” — William Gurnall
Application of Scripture
We must never settle with just reading Scripture. Studying the Bible is meant to transform us. We should diligently be meditating, reflecting, and applying Scripture to our lives. When this becomes a habit God’s Word becomes far more empowering and intimate.
41. “The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.”― Dwight Lyman Moody
42. “Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian.”
43. “The best way to gain wisdom is by applying God’s Word to your life.”
44. “The Scriptures teach us the best way of living, the noblest way of suffering, and the most comfortable way of dying.” – Flavel
45. “We discover the will of God by a sensitive application of Scripture to our own lives.” — Sinclair B. Ferguson
46. “The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church. But the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians! “You are the light of the world.” Charles Spurgeon
47. “Most of us want our Bibles to give us simple black-and-white bumper sticker quotes. Mostly because we don’t want to do the hard work of living with the Bible, letting God shape us in an ongoing engagement with these powerful words, but often veiled word.”
Quotes from the Bible
The Bible displays God’s character and nature. There are many verses in the Bible that proclaim the supremacy of God’s Word. Reflect on these verses about His Word. May these verses encourage you to cultivate a lifestyle of meeting God in His Word and expectantly desiring to grow in your relationship with Him.
48. John 15:7 “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
49. Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path.”
50. Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”
51. Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
52. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
53. Matthew 4:4 “But he answered, “It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
54. John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
55. James 1:22 “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
Skeptics of the Bible
There is no doubt that the Bible is the most scrutinized book in human history. However, just like Proverbs 12:19 tells us, “Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed.” God’s Word has stood the test of time.
56. “The Bible has, amazingly- no doubt with supernatural grace-survived its critics. The harder tyrants try to eliminate it and skeptics dismiss it, the better read it becomes.” — Charles Colson
57. “Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself, but because it contradicts them.” E. Paul Hovey
58. “There is a circularity here I do not doubt. I am defending the Bible by the Bible. Circularity of a kind is unavoidable when one seeks to defend an ultimate standard of truth, for one’s defense must itself be accountable to that standard.” — John M. Frame
59. “The Word of God is like a lion. You don’t have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself.” Charles Spurgeon
60. “The Bible says all men are without excuse. Even those who are given no good reason to believe and many persuasive reasons to disbelieve have no excuse, because the ultimate reason they do not believe is that they have deliberately rejected God’s Holy Spirit.” William Lane Craig