(J.R. Miller, “Things That Endure”)
“Avoid every kind of evil!” 1 Thessalonians 5:22
Much is said in commendation of books. But, as in other matters, there is need for wise discrimination in what one reads. Not all books are worth reading.
There are many which are utterly empty of anything that is noble or worthy. One might read them continually all one’s life–and yet be no wiser and no better. A hundred of them do not contain a dozen sentences that it is worthwhile to keep in one’s memory, or that can be of any help or cheer or strength in one’s life.