Excerpted from Holiness, by J. C. Ryle
If we love a person, we like to read about him. What intense pleasure a letter from an absent husband gives to a wife, or a letter from an absent son to his mother. Others may see little worth notice in the letter. They can scarcely take the trouble to read it through. But those who love the writer see something in the letter which no one else can. They carry it about with them as a treasure. They read it over and over again.
Well, it is just so between the true Christian and Christ! The true Christian delights to read the Scriptures, because they tell him about his beloved Saviour. It is no wearisome task with him to read them. He rarely needs reminding to take his Bible with him when he goes a journey. He cannot be happy without it, And why is all this? It is because the Scriptures testify of Him whom his soul loves, even Christ.
Ryle, J. C.. Holiness (Kindle Locations 5053-5055). Heritage Bible Fellowship. Kindle Edition.