Lent with Bonhoeffer: We Meditate Because We Proclaim the Gospel

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

We meditate because we are proclaimers of the Gospel. We cannot expound the Scripture for others if we do not let it speak daily to us. We will misuse the Word in our office as proclaimer of the Gospel if we do not continue to meditate upon it in prayer. If the Word has become empty for us in our daily administrations, if we no longer experience it, that proves we have not let the Word speak personally to us for a long time. We will offend against our calling if we do not seek each day in prayer the Word that our Lord wants to say to us for that day. Proclaimers of the Word are especially called upon to perform the office of prayer: “But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word” (Acts 6:4).

-from Meditating on the Word, pg. 23

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