“Make careful choice of the books which you read: let the Holy Scriptures ever have the preeminence.” Richard Baxter. Listen to what the Bible says, “So above all, guard the affections of your heart [thoughts, our will, our discernment, and our affections] for they affect all that you are. Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being, for from there flows the wellspring of life.” Read Proverbs 4:23 (TPT). Watch this, we guard the affections of our heart and soul through earnestly studying the Word of God.
To get the best use out of [the Bible] for daily life.… Give it the best and freshest, not the most tired and dull, hour of the day. M. S. Kimber in The Sunday School World, 1893. The Bible says, “Faith, then, is birthed in a heart that responds to God’s anointed utterance of the Anointed One.” Read Romans 10:17 (TPT). Faith comes from “hearing, and hearing by the Word of God,” and the way we hear His Word is by reading and studying His Word, allowing the Holy Spirit enlighten or illuminate our hearts and minds.
God’s Word is like a treasure and the Bible says, “Your promises are the source of my bubbling joy; the revelation of Your Word thrills me like one who has discovered hidden treasure.” Psalm 119:162 (TPT). The Bible goes on to further say, “When Your Words showed up, I ate them — swallowed them whole. What a feast! What delight I took in being yours, O God, God-of-the-Angel-Armies!” Read Jeremiah 15:16 (MSG). Can you see this, God’s Word is a TREASURE and a FEAST. Hallelujah.
The next few posts will discuss Biblical reasons why reading our Bibles will benefit us more than we can ever imagine.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Word is our guide and light. Thank You for Your Word is solid, and on that foundation, I stand giving you all the glory, honour and praise in the Name of Jesus.
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