The Spirit puts nothing new into the Bible.  He only so enlightens and strengthens our faculties that we can discern and admire what is there already. . .Thus, the wonderful things are already in the Bible.  The Spirit who indited them at first brings them not as new revelations to the individual but, by removing the mists of carnal prejudice, by taking away the scales of pride and self-sufficiency, and by rectifying the will (which causes the judgment to look at truth through a distorted medium), by influencing the heart, so that the affections shall no longer blind the understanding. . .the Holy Spirit enables men to recognize what is hidden, to perceive beauty, and to discover splendor, where all before had appeared without form and comeliness. – Henry Melville (1798-1871) on Psalm 119.18


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