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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Hearing the Word of God

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Is an ordinance of divine appointment, Romans 10:17 . Proverbs 8:4-5 . Mark 4:24 . Public reading of the Scriptures was a part of synagogue worship, Acts 13:15 . Acts 15:21 . and was the practice of the Christians in primitive times. Under the former dispensation there was a public hearing of the law at stated seasons, Deuteronomy 31:10 ; Deuteronomy 31:13 . Nehemiah 8:2-3 . It seems, therefore, that it is a duty incumbent on us to hear, and , if sensible of our ignorance, we shall also consider it our privilege. As to the manner of hearing, it should be constantly, Proverbs 8:34 . James 1:24-25 . Attentively, Luke 21:38 . Acts 10:33 . Luke 4:20 ; Luke 4:22 . With reverence, Psalms 89:7 . With faith, Hebrews 4:2 . With an endeavour to retain what we hear, Hebrews 2:1 . Psalms 119:11 . With an humble docile disposition, Luke 10:42 . With prayer, Luke 18:1-43 : the advantages of hearing are, information, 2 Timothy 3:16 . Conviction, 1 Corinthians 14:24-25 . Acts 2:1-47 : Conversion, Psalms 11:7 . Acts 4:4 . Confirmation, Acts 14:22 . Acts 16:5 . Consolation, Philippians 1:25 . Is. 40: 1, 2. Is. 35: 3, 4. Stennet's Parable of the Sower; Massilon's Ser. vol. 2: p. 131. Eng. trans. Gill's Body of Div. vol. 3: p. 340. oct. ed.

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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Hearing the Word of God'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. 1802.

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