Prayer: Father in heaven, we thank you for your mercies and how your faithfulness to us is new every morning. We praise you for the bounty of your Word and the rich meal we enjoyed in your worship on the Lord’s Day. We are ashamed at how easily we forget the things we hear from the sermons. Like the church of old, we are also forgetful people and need to be reminded often of your majesty, beauty, character, and commands. Please help us today to mediate and confer with the Word preached and seek to bring forth the fruit of it in our lives. Grant to us a willing and joyful spirit full of zeal to be doers of the Word and not mere hearers of it. We pray this in the name of the Savior, who was zealous to do your will. Amen.
Scripture Meditation: Lam. 3; Deut. 6:6, 7; Prov. 2:1; Ps. 119:11; Luke 8:15
Q. 160. What is required of those that hear the Word preached?
A. It is required of those that hear the Word preached, that they attend upon it with diligence, preparation, and prayer; examine what they hear by the Scriptures; receive the truth with faith, love, meekness, and readiness of mind, as the Word of God; meditate, and confer of it; hide it in their hearts, and bring forth the fruit of it in their lives. Westminster Larger Catechism Q160
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