Understanding the words of God
To them, the Bible contained the words of God. They read it, understood it, and lived as close to those words as they could. These were not words to be chanted, or memorized, without understanding the meaning. These were not words to be interpreted for them. This was plain speaking.
If you're interested in the words of God, read the Bible. Like my family in the 1600s, find the most current translation that you can find. Let the words speak to you without any intervention, without any translation, without anything between you and them.
If, for some reason, you have confused the words of God with song lyrics, or memorized phrases, that's understandable. But these are living words, and people like my family fought for the right to be able to see them, and hear the voice of God.
Posted by Brad Hall