Quotes about Bible-Interpretation-Prayer


Go to God by prayer for a key to unlock the mysteries of His Word. It is not the plodding but the praying soul, that will get this treasure of Scripture knowledge. God often brings a truth to the Christian’s hand as a return of prayer, which he had long hunted for in vain with much labour and study: “There is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets” (Dan. 2:28); and where doth He reveal the secrets of His world but at the throne of grace?


Some say pray and pray and don’t lean on the unspiritual work of human study. Others say, study and study because God is not going to tell you the meaning of a word in prayer. But the Bible will not have anything to do with this dichotomy. We must study and accurately handle the Word of God, and we must pray or we will not see in the Word the one thing needful, the glory of God in the face of Christ.


Prayer without study is presumption. Study without prayer is atheism.


Remember, Christ’s scholars must study upon their knees.


Without prayer the study of Scripture can turn into a merely intellectual exercise. Prayer without Scripture will lack needed motivation and guidance.

Recommended Books

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

Jen Wilkin

Knowing Scripture

R.C. Sproul

One to One Bible Reading

David Helm

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart

The Complete Works of E. M. Bounds on Prayer

E.M. Bounds