6.17.2010

Quote of the week: Pick up your sword and fight!

You ready folks? Are you ready for three posts in two days?!? Yeah, me neither.
Here below is a lovely quote by the great old biblical Anglican bishop, J.C. Ryle. I tend to latch onto his words mainly due to the truth in them and the content: The Bible! Biblical illiteracy in this (and previous) generations is truly astounding, frightening, and worrying. We must take up the Word!

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We must to be diligent readers of our Bibles. The Word is the sword of the Spirit. We shall never fight a good fight, if we do not use it as our principal weapon. The Word is the lamp for our feet. We shall never keep the king's highway to heaven, if we do not journey by its light. There is not enough Bible-reading among us. It is not sufficient to have the Book. We must actually read it, and pray over it ourselves. It will do us no good, if it only lies still in our houses. We must be actually familiar with its contents, and have its texts stored in our memories and minds. Knowledge of the Bible never comes by intuition. It can only be obtained by diligent, regular, daily, attentive, wakeful reading.
~ J.C. Ryle

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