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Good stuff once again from the Bee. Especially these sardonic remarks:
- Pray that God would reveal how awesome you are. As you seek to dig into the Word, cover your reading time with prayer—specifically, prayer that God will show you how special and incredible you are in light of eternity.
- Take it easy. Everyone needs a 5–10 year break from Scripture every now and then. So go at your own pace, even if that means not reading the Bible for a couple of decades.
- Keep in mind, every verse means “judge not.” Try to carefully exegete the meaning of each text you study, bearing in mind that the meaning is almost certainly “judge not.” If you don’t arrive at this exegesis, try again until you get it right.
- Remember who it’s all about: you. Reading the Scriptures becomes even more dynamic and exciting when you realize that every text points to one person: you. Do whatever hermeneutical back-flips are necessary to bend any and all texts to revolve around yourself. Like they say: you are on every page.
Are you paying attention, egotistical eisegetes?
No error is so gross, that it may not appear most plausible, if you consider it with the reason alone without the aid of the Word. — Martin Luther
‘Then Jesus said, answer texts in the timely way you wish to be answered: for as you reply so will you be replied to and if you delay so will they delay replying to you. If you have at least one good ear that you can manage to lift off your pillow, hear.’