Linger Until They Burn

You must go to the Word and think about it until it burns in you. You must become meditators on the Bible. You must become students of the Bible. You must think over the things of the Lord, texts, and you must think, think, think over them until they burn in you.

You must take the most familiar phrases, and, instead of blowing over them, and linger over them for an hour until they burn! You must come at them from every angle . . . you must do that in the Word, or you’re going to be boring on Sunday morning.

And you know when you’re boring, and that’s when you start doing “cute” things – and it will not make them burn! So you can’t be boring, and you won’t be boring if you stay with the Bible until it burns!

The problem is: we’re lazy. We think only a a certain little teeny, weeny layer of teachers can be exciting about the Bible. “The Bible is basically boring, a few people have the gift to make it exciting, but we do cute things.”

Look, the Bible is the most radical, wild, crazy, unbelievable book in the world! All you need to do is believe it! Believe it with all your might!

From “Imparting a Passion: A Challenge to Youth Workers,” by John Piper.

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About B Treece
loved by God before I ever loved Him, saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone by the authority of the Bible alone to the glory of God alone, made to enjoy Him forever, happily married with wonder-filled children.

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