Sunday, October 16, 2022

Cranmer: reading the Scriptures

Sunday, October 16, 2022
    Commemoration of the Oxford Martyrs, Hugh Latimer, Nicolas Ridley, and Thomas Cranmer, bishops and martyrs, 1555
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
    To him belongs eternal praise.
    —Psalm 111:10 (NIV)
    I would advise you all, that cometh to the reading or hearing of this book, which is the word of God, the most precious jewel, and most holy relic that remaineth upon earth, that ye bring with you the fear of God, and that ye do it with all due reverence, and use your knowledge thereof, not to vainglory of frivolous disputation, but to the honour of God, increase of virtue, and edification both of yourselves and other.
    ... Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556), “Preface to the Bible”, The Works of Thomas Cranmer, Cambridge: The University Press, 1846, p. 122 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 111:10; 19:9; 119:74; Luke 11:28; Eph. 6:17; Phil. 2:12-13; 2 Tim. 2:15; Heb. 4:12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You speak eternal truth through Your word.
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