BIBLE: Great Expectations?

Great Expectations?
Posted on February 12, 2016  in Bible, Blog

I came across this quotation in the book Puritan Theology and thought it worth sharing:
Preaching the Word is a powerful means to blow on the coals of zeal and keep them aflame because God Himself speaks in preaching. When the Word is faithfully preached, God speaks to our hearts, lighting His match and blowing upon our coals with His Spirit to make our zeal burn afresh. Likewise, the faithful reading of Scripture feeds our zeal by pouring fuel on the holy fire in our bosom. The Word feeds our passion and love for God which He graciously placed in our hearts. If we would have our zeal aroused, we must not neglect to fuel it. If we would have this seed of grace come to full fruition in every area of our lives, we must cultivate it to full bloom.
Is that what we longingly expect to happen when we gather with God’s people week after week? If only we did! Pray for those who read the Word, preach the Word, and hear the Word that it may be so!

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