Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Read Your Bible - J.C. Ryle

“Begin reading your Bible this very day. The way to do a thing is to do it, and the way to read the Bible is actually to read it. It is not meaning, or wishing, or resolving, or intending, or thinking about it; that will not advance you one step. You must positively read. There is no royal road in this matter, any more than in the matter of prayer. If you cannot read yourself, you must persuade somebody else to read to you. But one way or another, through eyes or ears, the words of Scripture must actually pass before your mind.”
-John Charles Ryle, Practical Religion, “Bible Reading,” page 131.

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1 comment:

Tom said...

thanks for this post Philip - I needed it!