#178 – COME TO JESUS DAILY (26/8/20)
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Coming to Jesus daily is the single most important thing that any of us can do. This is, of course, beyond a ‘quiet time’, but a time on your own with God to pray and worship out of His word is essential (See Matthew 6:6). Jared Wilson has written,
‘The rate of biblical illiteracy has increased, even among evangelicals. A 2017 Lifeway Research study, for instance, showed that less than half of professing evangelicals read the Bible every day. Only 39 percent of those who attend worship services at least once a month read the Bible every day.’ (The Gospel-Driven Church P. 32)
Today, and over the next few Wednesdays, I want to remind you of the ‘Come to Jesus Daily Method’ of bible intake.
Many people struggle to read, understand, meditate on, pray out of and apply the Bible. The method we’ll be using today is a great tool that I think will be of great help to you.
COME TO JESUS DAILY BIBLICAL MEDITATION METHOD
Biblical meditation is to prayerfully read, repeatedly, a section of the bible and pray, worship and respond as God leads. Thomas Watson wrote,
“The reason we come away so cold from reading the word is because we do not warm ourselves at the fire of meditation.”