Eugene H. Peterson, Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading [i]
Readers become what they read. If Holy Scripture is to be something other than mere gossip about God, it must be internalized…. Words – spoken and listened to, written and read – are intended to do something in us, give health and wholeness, vitality and holiness, wisdom and hope. Yes, eat this book.
Note: Psalm 119 is a series of 22 acrostic poems built upon the Hebrew alphabet, which forms the longest prayer in the Bible. In the original Hebrew, each line in the poem begins with the same letter; and each letter has a symbolic meaning that underscores the psalmist’s requests. Parts 1-2 examined letters 1-14 (Alef through Nun); this week, we'll look at letters 15-22 (Samekh through Taw).
[i] Eugene H. Peterson. Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2006. p 20-21.
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