John Newton wrote a very helpful letter on the vexed question of guidance - how does the Lord direct us in daily life? What kind of guidance can we expect to receive from God for the decisions we have to make?
Paul the apostle urged his trusted associate Timothy to ‘give himself to reading’, an instruction most naturally taken to refer to the public reading of Scripture in the meetings of Christian believers (1 Tim. 4:13). Since earliest times, such reading has been a standard part of the church’s corporate worship. How is it faring in our own age?