I find it bordering on the incomprehensible when someone says, 'Well, the Bible is all well and good in its place, but after all, when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, we have to get practical, don't we? Jeremiah, after all, never had to meet a payroll.' [...]
We have to get practical. Really practical. The most practical thing we can do is hear what God says and act in appropriate response to it.
-p. 341, from Life At Its Best by Eugene Peterson