Tis the good reader that makes the good book . . . (Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th century American essayist)

Emerson continued: “. . . in every book he finds passages which see confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear.” Readers are always looking for a book that informs or entertains them, one that brings pleasure and satisfaction from reading it. To benefit, the reader must diligently seek for its hidden gems.

They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read. (Nehemiah 8:8).