Fulfilled in your hearing
Take the example of a king who writes letters to those upon whom he wishes to bestow special privileges and unique gifts. He indicates to all, “Hurry at once to come to me so as to receive from me royal gifts.” And if they do not come and receive them, they will profit nothing for having read the letters. Rather, they are in danger of being put to death for having refused to come and to be deemed worthy of honor at the king’s hand. So also God, the King, has sent to men the divine Scriptures as letters, pointing out to them that they are to call out to God, and, believing are to ask and receive a heavenly gift from the Godhead’s very own being. For it is written: “That we should be made participators of the divine nature” (2 Pt 1:4). But if a man does not approach and beg and receive, it will profit him nothing for having read the Scriptures. But rather he is subject to death, because he did not wish to receive from the heavenly King the gift of life, without which it is impossible to obtain the immortal life which is Christ. To him glory for ever.