In Relationship to God pt 2- Word

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4. The specific identity of the means ordained by God for the cultivation of this acquaintance with God and His ways.

a. The discipline of the devotional assimilation of the Word of God

Josh. 1:8
Ps. 1:1-3
Ps. 119:9-11
Jn. 17:17
1 Pet. 2:2
1 Jn. 2:14b

Thomas Murphy, Pastoral Theology (Audubon, NJ: Old Paths Publications, 1996), pp. 76-79

1) Which ought to be structured and consistent

Ps. 1:2
Ps. 119:30; 47-48; 62; 97; 148
Col. 3:16

Andrew A. Bonar, Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray M’Cheyne (London: Banner of Truth Trust, 1966), pp. 54-55.

2) Which ought to be systematic and comprehensive

2 Tim. 3:14-17
2 Tim. 4:1ff
Mt. 4:4
Mt. 22:29

Charles Bridges, The Christian Ministry (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1967), p. 53.

3) Which ought to be prayerful and meditative

Ps. 119:18
Ps. 139:23-24
Jer. 15:16

Charles Bridges, The Christian Ministry (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1967), pp. 162-163.

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