The above excerpt is taken from the book A King’s Daughter and Other Stories for Girls, Chapter 5 (the title being the same as this post), last paragraph.
How true this is! Most of us, like Kate, find ourselves skimming instead of studying. We fail to really treasure each word of God. To see the meaning and purpose of every little part. We may know the Bible pretty well as a whole, but we have failed to notice the details.
I am going to try, every day, to read the Bible with a mind & heart more and more attentive to even the smallest details. I know that every word is deliberate. All have meaning. I don’t want to miss out. In the end, it’s not how many times you have read God’s word, it is how much you learn and remember.