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It is not enough to have Good Books

Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards:

“It does not answer the aim which God had in this institution, merely for men to have good commentaries and expositions on the Scripture, and other good books of divinity; because, although these may tend, as well as preaching, to give a good doctrinal or speculative understanding of the word of God, yet they have not an equal tendency to impress them on men’s hearts and affections. God hath appointed a particular and lively application of his word, in the preaching of it, as a fit means to affect sinners with the importance of religion, their own misery, the necessity of a remedy, and the glory and sufficiency of a remedy provided; to stir up the pure minds of the saints, quicken their affections by often bringing the great things of religion in their remembrance, and setting them in their proper colors, though they know them, and have been fully instructed in them already.”

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  1. Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

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  3. “And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” Ecclesiastes 12:12. (KJV)

    Nothing beats reading The Word, and hearing it skillfully preached. Although, with the plethora of commentaries, and other extra-biblical tools being so digitally accessible and affordable in this day, I do confess that I often “read until my eyes bleed”. ;) Shalom.

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