In our Bible passage in Romans today:
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
John Piper says that there are three three truths from Romans 15:4
- All the Scriptures are for our instruction.
- All the Scriptures are intended by God to give steadfastness and encouragement.
- All the Scriptures have this goal: to sustain our hope.
Benjamin Warfield, the great Princeton teacher, was told one time by an unsympathetic saint of his day (in 1911): “Ten minutes on your knees will give you a truer knowledge of God than ten hours over your books.” Warfield’s response was beautiful. He said, “What! [More] than ten hours over your books, on your knees?”
Another Princeton saint, Philip Lindsay, used to make the same point by saying to his…
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