"We see that Mary, despite her lack of formal schooling, despite not having a copy of the Hebrew Scriptures lying around the house—certainly not in every color and size and translation and binding—was a young woman of the Word. She was familiar with it. She'd been exposed to it. Apparently, she'd heard it often at synagogue when she'd gone there to worship. ⠀
But more than just hearing it, she'd internalized it. She had listened to it. She had grown familiar with it. She had retained it. She loved it . . . so that when she opened her mouth to speak, when she went to the Lord in prayer and praise, what came out was the Word of God. ⠀
If we are going to be used of Him in our generation, we too must saturate our hearts and minds in the Scripture. We must know it, live it, breathe it, speak it. We must be lifelong people of His Word." @nancydemoss #ROHadvent ⠀
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