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Bible: to be Read With Delight

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When Mr. Hone, who wrote the 'Every-day Book,' and was of sceptical views, was travelling through Wales, he stopped at a cottage to ask for a drink of water, and a little girl answered him, 'Oh, yes! sir, I have no doubt mother will give you some milk. Come in.' He went in and sat down. The little girl was reading her Bible. Mr. Hone said, 'Well, my little girl, you are getting your task?' 'No, sir, I am not,' she replied,' I am reading the Bible.' 'Yes,' said he, 'you are getting your task out of the Bible?' 'Oh, no,' she replied, 'it is no task to read the Bible; I love the Bible.' 'And why do you love the Bible?' said he. Her simple, child-like answer was, 'I thought everybody loved the Bible.' Her own love to the precious volume had made her innocently believe that everybody else was equally delighted to read God's Word. Mr. .Hone was so touched with the sincerity of that expression, that he read the Bible himself, and instead of being an opponent to the things of God, came to be a friend of divine truth.


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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Bible: to be Read With Delight'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/fff/b/bible-to-be-read-with-delight.html. 1870.

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