Like Hidden Gold
The truths of the Bible are like gold in the soil. Whole generations walk over it, and know not what treasures are hidden beneath.
So centuries of men pass over the Scriptures, and know not what riches lie under the feet of their interpretation. Sometimes when they discover them, they call them new truths. One might as well call gold, newly dug, new gold.
The Bible, without a spiritual life to interpret it, is like a trellis on which no vine grows—bare, angular and in the way. The Bible with a spiritual life, is like a trellis covered with a luxuriant vine—beautiful, odorous, and heavy with purple clusters shining through the leaves.—BEECHER.