What Do You Believe in?

I cannot forget the confusion into which I saw a conceited young fellow thrown once when he turned to an aged minister, and, as if challenging discussion, said,
"I am told that you believe in the inspiration of the whole Bible." The good man answered quietly,
"O yes, my friend. What do you believe in?" A little laugh covered the defeat; but he continued,
"But you certainly know what the great scholars say about it?" when again the same calm answer met him.
"Somewhat; but what did they say to you about your soul?" Now the inquirer grew restive.
"They say you are leading men along with a farthing taper in your lantern." To this the aged preacher only said,
"Do they say men would see any better if we would let them put the taper out?"
"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes." Psa. 19:7, 87The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. 8The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. (Psalm 19:7‑8)