The Day of Battle

“Let us however remember, that if we are to use the Bible as our Lord did, we must know it well, and be acquainted with its contents. We must read it diligently, humbly, perseveringly, prayerfully, or we shall never find its texts coming to our aid in the time of need. To use the sword of the Spirit effectually, we must be familiar with it, and have it often in our hands. There is no royal road to the knowledge of the Bible. It does not come to man by intuition. The book must be studied, pondered, prayed over, searched into, and not left always lying on a shelf, or carelessly looked at now and then. It is the students of the Bible, and they alone, who will find it a weapon ready in hand in the day of battle.”

– J.C. Ryle, from Expository Thoughts on the Gospel of Mark

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One thought on “The Day of Battle

  1. Marianne Lordi

    It was from reading the bible that I came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ! The enemy will put every roadblock out to stop a person from reading God’s word. In persecuted nations, a believer can be killed for having even one page of the bible. Why is that? It is because the power of God to change hearts is contained in every word he gives us!

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