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Read as an Act of Worship

Read as an act of worship. Read to be elevated into the great truths of God so that you may worship the Trinity in Spirit and in truth. Be selective about what you read, however. Measure all your reading against the touchstone of Scripture. Read more for eternity than time, more for spiritual growth than professional advancement. Think of John Trapp’s warning: “As water tastes of the soil it runs through, so does the soul taste of the authors that a man reads.”

Before picking up a book, ask yourself: Would Christ approve this book? Will it increase my love for the Word of God, help me to conquer sin, offer abiding wisdom, and prepare me for the life to come? Or could I better spend time reading another book?”

Source: Joel Beeke, Feed My Sheep (Reformation Trust Publishing, 2002)

24 thoughts on “Read as an Act of Worship”

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          1. Good warning!!  I recall a quote from somewhere that was to the effect that we should have spent more time reading the Word than reading about the Word.

            God bless  

          2. Good warning!!  I recall a quote from somewhere that was to the effect that we should have spent more time reading the Word than reading about the Word.

            God bless  

    1. Thank you @18a9bdfc642aba71e00ba924783ed554:disqus , it helped me focus on what kind of books to read. With all that’s available at Amazon, it’s easy to get distracted.

    2. Thank you @18a9bdfc642aba71e00ba924783ed554:disqus , it helped me focus on what kind of books to read. With all that’s available at Amazon, it’s easy to get distracted.

  1. Good warning!!  I recall a quote from somewhere that was to the effect that we should have spent more time reading the Word than reading about the Word.

    God bless  

  2. Good warning!!  I recall a quote from somewhere that was to the effect that we should have spent more time reading the Word than reading about the Word.

    God bless  

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