I study my Bible as I gather apples. First, I shake the whole tree that the ripest may fall. Then I shake each limb, and when I have shaken each limb I shake each branch and every twig. Then I look under every leaf.
Faith is not a work which Christ condescends in the gospel to accept instead of perfect obedience as the ground of salvation – it is only the hand whereby we clasp the person and work of our Redeemer, which is the true ground of salvation.