Carl Trueman has posted this today and it is certainly worth reading. My wife just said, after I read it to her that it may be the most encouraging thing (uninspired) that she has ever read. Trueman is quoting his co-worker Richard Giffin regarding Giffin’s practice of reciting the basics every day. Here’s a teaser:

Every morning, and whenever else I have time, I read and recite word for word the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Creed, the Psalms, etc.  I must still read and study the Catechism daily, yet I cannot master it as I wish, but must remain a child and pupil of the Catechism, and I do it gladly …

The whole thing is worth much more than the less than a minute it will take to read.

As a Baptist from a Baptist tradition that has largely abandoned the catechism (even in its Baptist forms), reciting the Lord’s Prayer (except when we do it as a special thing at the end of a prayer a couple of times a year), and that hardly knows its own confessions, it is very refreshing and very convicting to read this. Give it a go.

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