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Meditation is Commanded by Thomas Manton (1620-1677)

What the Bible says about Godly Meditation through the Word
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The use of the means we owe to God, as well as the change of the heart.—We he under a moral obligation to use them: God, that hath required faith and conversion, hath required prayer, bearing, reading, meditating; and we are bound to obey, though we know not what good will come of it: as Abraham obeyed God, “not knowing whither he went;” (Heb. 11:8;) and Peter, when there was little hope, saith, “Howbeit, at thy command,” &c. (Luke 5:5.) Our great rule is: We are to do what he commandeth, and let God do what he will.

Nichols, J. (1981). Puritan Sermons (Vol. 5, p. 164). Thomas Manton, Man’s Impotency to Help Him out of Misery, Wheaton, IL: Richard Owen Roberts, Publishers.

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