QOTD: John Piper on Mastering Your Bible

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I've long thought that our goal as Bible readers isn't to check off a Reading Plan list; it's more than that. But for the longest time I didn't know what it was. John MacArthur said once that Scripture isn't an end in itself, only a means to an end--and that end was knowing God. But before we can know God, we must know His Word. Therefore, our goal is to become fluent, biblically fluent. We are to achieve mastery of this great book so that we can come to know God in full, holistic, deep ways.

Lessons from Sherlock Holmes on How to Think, or The Mind Palace

We need people who can think their way out of a paper bag. Religion has been accused (and most of the time, rightly so) of giving brain-dead people lies couched in pleasing rhetoric. But that is not the sole fault of religion, that is the fault of evil people using religion to their gain.

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