HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
3. Meditate On and Pray Over His Word
But how shall we sinners come to have this kind of confidence in God? Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ.” And Psalm 119:18 says, “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” These two texts together show us that faith in God is rooted in God’s Word. When we hear God’s Word, especially the preaching of Christ in whom all the promises of God have their eyes, we are moved to trust him, but this does not happen automatically. We must pray that our eyes be open to the true significance of the Word of God in Scripture. So the spiritual leader must be a person who meditates on the Word of God and who prays for spiritual illumination. Otherwise, his faith will grow weak and his love will languish and no one will be moved to glorify God because of him.