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Direction 11. Highly prize the Scriptures.
Direction 12. Get an ardent love to the word.
Direction 13. Come to the reading of the word with honest hearts.
Direction 14. Learn to apply the scriptures.
Direction 15. Observe the preceptive part of the word, as well as the promissive.
Direction 16. Let your thoughts dwell upon the most material passages of scripture.
Direction 17. Compare yourselves with the word.
Direction 18. Take special notice of those scriptures which speak to your particular case.
Direction 19. Take special notice of the examples in scripture. — Make the examples of others living sermons to you.
Thomas Watson, “How We May Read the Scriptures With Most Spiritual Profit,” in Puritan Sermons 1659-1689, 63-68, vol 2 of 6.
HT: Brian Mahon