for the Word of God
my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all
the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. Jer. 7:23
You need and I need that the spiritual
vision shall be cleared and intensified to behold the scheme of redemption as
we have never viewed it before. We want that our hearts should feel the mighty
throbs of a Saviour's love. In searching the Scriptures, in feeding upon the
words of life, O consider it is the voice of God to the soul. We may be confused
sometimes over the voice of our friends; but in the Bible we have the counsel
of God upon all important subjects which concern our eternal interests, and in
temporal matters we may learn a great deal. Its teaching will be always suited
to our peculiar circumstances and calculated to prepare us to endure trial and
fit us for our God-given work.
The Bible is God's voice speaking to us,
just as surely as if we could hear it with our ears. If we realized this, with
what awe we would open God's Word and with what earnestness we would search its
precepts. The reading and contemplation of the Scriptures would be regarded as
an audience with the Infinite One.
We are to open the Word of God with
reverence and with a sincere desire to know the will of God concerning us. The
heavenly angels will direct our search. God speaks to us in His Word. We are in
the audience chamber of the Most High, in the very presence of God. Christ
enters the heart.
Show that you reverence your faith,
speaking reverently of sacred things. Never allow one expression of lightness
and trifling to escape your lips when quoting Scripture. As you take the Bible
in your hands, remember that you are on holy ground.
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