14 Encouraging Truths to Inspire Your Bible Study

15 Encouraging Truths to Inspire Your Bible Study

Quotes are powerful strings of words and can can be an amazing way to bring new life to your Bible study. And since one of our top priorities is to help you engage with the Word, we put together a list of our 14 most encouraging quotes on Bible study from amazing theologians and thought leaders. You’ll love reading quotes from Jerry Bridges, John Bunyan, John Calvin, Martin Luther, D.L. Moody, J.I. Packer, Theodore Roosevelt, and many more.

No matter where you are in your Bible study, you’ve probably run into dry seasons—those days where you need an extra bit of inspiration and encouragement.

If you discover a new quote—or are reminded of an old truth—share it with your community using the sharing buttons below each quote image. Enjoy!

The study of God’s Word for the purpose of discovering God’s will is the secret discipline which has formed the greatest characters. —James W. Alexander

“The study of God’s Word for the purpose of discovering God’s will is the secret discipline which has formed the greatest characters.” —James W. Alexander

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Apply yourself to the whole text, and apply the whole text to yourself. —J. A. Bengel

“Apply yourself to the whole text, and apply the whole text to yourself.” —J. A. Bengel

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We must study the Bible more. We must not only lay it up within us, but transfuse it through the whole texture of the soul. —Horatius Bonar

“We must study the Bible more. We must not only lay it up within us, but transfuse it through the whole texture of the soul.” —Horatius Bonar

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Reading gives us breadth, but study gives us depth. —Jerry Bridges

“Reading gives us breadth, but study gives us depth.” —Jerry Bridges

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“I have sometimes seen more in a line of the Bible than I could well tell how to stand under, and yet at another time the whole Bible hath been to me as dry as a stick.” —John Bunyan

“I have sometimes seen more in a line of the Bible than I could well tell how to stand under, and yet at another time the whole Bible hath been to me as dry as a stick.” —John Bunyan

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Those only are worthy students of the law who come to it with a cheerful mind, and are so delighted with its instruction as to account nothing more desirable or delicious than to make progress therein. —John Calvin

“Those only are worthy students of the law who come to it with a cheerful mind, and are so delighted with its instruction as to account nothing more desirable or delicious than to make progress therein.” —John Calvin

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The Christian is bred by the Word and he must be fed by it. —William Gurnall

“The Christian is bred by the Word and he must be fed by it.” —William Gurnall

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The Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t. —Vance Havner

The Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t. —Vance Havner

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Faith is not an achievement, it is a gift. Yet it comes only through the hearing and study of the Word. —Martin Luther

“Faith is not an achievement, it is a gift. Yet it comes only through the hearing and study of the Word.” —Martin Luther

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I never saw a useful Christian who was not a student of the Bible. —D. L. Moody

“I never saw a useful Christian who was not a student of the Bible.” —D. L. Moody

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The Spirit is not given to make Bible study needless, but to make it effective —J. I. Packer

“The Spirit is not given to make Bible study needless, but to make it effective.” —J. I. Packer

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 A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. —Theodore D. Roosevelt

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” —Theodore D. Roosevelt

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 Bible study is the metal that makes a Christian. —C. H. Spurgeon

“Bible study is the metal that makes a Christian.” —C. H. Spurgeon

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 Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian. —A. W. Tozer

“Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.” —A. W. Tozer

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Did you enjoy these quotes? They were found in The Complete Gathered Gold: A Treasury of Quotations for Christians. You can add this incredible resource to your Logos Cloud subscription when you purchase the John Blanchard Collection (22 vols.), where John Blanchard tackles such issues as morality, Scripture’s inerrancy, suffering and pain, heaven and hell, God’s existence and relevancy, and the importance of Christ’s coming, death, and resurrection.

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