‘Apply all the Word of God to yourselves according to its usefulness.’ Ask as you go, ‘How doth this concern me? this reproof, this mark, this counsel, this comfort, this exhortation, this direction?’ Remember as much as you can; but especially the most practical, useful parts.
Richard Baxter and William Orme, The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter, vol. 5 (London: James Duncan, 1830), 218–219.
Oil painting of the artist's housekeeper holding a Bible by Aimee Schweig [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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