Only a new man can sing a new song. A person cannot praise God unless he understand that there is nothing in himself worthy of praise, but that all is of God and from God.
— Martin Luther
Q. 90. How is the word to be read and heard, that it may become effectual to salvation?
A. That the word may become effectual to salvation, we must attend thereunto with diligence, preparation and prayer; receive it with faith and love, lay it up in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.
— Westminster Shorter Catechism