In this excerpt from The Glory of the Redeemer, Winslow draws attention to the fact that though the Word of God is pure and perfect and profitable, apart from Christ's fulfillment of all of its words and the revelation of him in its very pages, its wonder and winsomeness are less than they could and should be.
It is so with the word of God. In itself of infinite worth and transcendent value,- containing no type, revealing no doctrine, enjoying no precept, unfolding no promise, and recording no fact which does not occupy a position of importance and beauty of surpassing magnitude; yet, until the Sun of righteousness shines upon it,- until seen in the relation which it sustains to Jesus, it remains a “hidden mystery,” its worth and beauty shaded from the eye.
The Bible is a magnificent book. But its splendor and bounty is inextricably tied up in the One about whom, and for whom, it was written. Read your Word with an eye, and an anticipating heart full of affections, for the glorious Savior to whom all the books, chapters, and verses point to.