Thomas Watson

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Read the Bible with reverence. Think in every line you read that God is speaking to you.

The ark wherein the law was put was overlaid with pure gold, and was carried on bars, that the Levites might not touch it (Exod 25:14). Why was this, but to give reverence to the law?

Read with seriousness. It is matter of life and death; by this Word you must be tried; conscience and Scripture are the jury God will proceed by, in judging you.

A Body of Divinity, II.2

Meditation doth ballast the heart and makes it serious, while Satan labors to keep the heart from being serious.

Heaven Taken by Storm, pg. 18