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Last Sunday, in Luke 10:38-42 Jesus called us to put sitting at His feet and listening to Him before all else (if you were away, click here to listen to the sermon).  I promised that each day this week I would share some of the quotes (and a video) that have helped to keep me excited about reading the Bible.  Here is today’s medicine:

Thomas Cranmer (the Reformer) wrote a book of sermons.  The first, on Scripture, opens with this affirmation of the centrality of the Bible in the life of the believer:

“Unto a Christian man (or woman), there can be nothing either more necessary or profitable than the knowledge of holy scripture; for, as much as in it is contained God’s true word, setting forth his glory and also man’s duty.  And there is no truth nor doctrine necessary for our justification and everlasting salvation but that is or may be drawn out of that fountain and well of truth.  Therefore as many as be desirous to enter into the right and perfect way unto God must apply their minds to know holy scripture, without the which they can neither sufficiently know God and his will neither their office and duty.  And as drink is pleasant to them that be dry and meat to them that be hungry, so is the reading, hearing, searching, and studying of holy scripture to them that be desirous to know God or themselves and to do his will.”