Day Two: Think to Pray

3 [Jesus] answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? […] 5 Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent? […] 7 If you had known what these words mean…” (Matthew 12.3-8)

“It is a grand thing to be driven to think, it is a grander thing to be driven to pray through having been made to think. Am I not addressing some of you who do not read the word of God, and am I not speaking to many more who do read it, but do not read it with the strong resolve that they will understand it? I know it must be so. Do you wish to begin to be true readers? Will you henceforth labour to understand? Then you must get to your knees. You must cry to God for direction. Who understands a book best? The author of it… So, beloved, the Holy Spirit is with us, and when we take his book and begin to read, and want to know what it means, we must ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the meaning.” (C. Spurgeon, “How to Read the Bible”)

Prayer: Father, as we come before your Word, fill us with your Spirit, and enable us to understand its meaning. We know you are here with us. We want to know you more. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Let’s sing “Peace Be Still” (Kari Jobe). Click here.

–JP

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