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Read it a lot

"My son, be attentive to my words;
incline your ear to my sayings.
Let them not escape from your sight;
keep them within your heart.
For they are life to those who find them,
and healing to all their flesh."
(Proverbs 4:20-22)

My friend Ambrose at The Evangelism Institute writes...

But do you treasure the words of God?

Do you really believe that God's Word has value?

One of the great Puritan writers, John Owen, said this: "The principal end of the Scriptures is... to beget in the minds of men faith, fear, obedience, and reverence of God - to make them holy and righteous... Unto this end every truth is disposed of in the Scripture as it ought to be. If any expect that the Scripture should be written with respect unto opinions, notions, and speculations, to render men skillful and cunning in them, able to talk and dispute... they are mistaken. It is given to make us humble, holy, wise in spiritual things; to direct us in our duties, to relieve us in our temptations, to comfort us under troubles, to make us love God and to live unto Him... Unto this end there is more glorious power and efficacy in one epistle, one psalm, one chapter, than in all the writings of men..."

Is Jesus our First Love? Do we want to know what it means to love him and to follow him? Do we want to know what he is like and what he wants us to be like? Do we want to know God? Do we want to be like him - like Jesus?

Don't start with John Calvin or The Shack. Don't seek God in Joel Osteen or Rick Warren or John Owen or John Piper. Don't start with devotionals.

Start with God's very words.

Start with your Bible.

Read it - read it a lot...

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