First, God instructs us to read the Bible. In Joshua 1:8, it says to “keep this book of the Law always on your lips, meditate day and night.” When God says something, we have to obey, so we can’t take the liberty of neglecting his words. We can show obedience to God by immersing ourselves in his words and keeping our thoughts pure.
Second, it’s our search engine for our lives. It’s the place where we can can get all of the answers to the questions about our lives. Who created us? (Genesis 1:26-27) Why were we created? (Isaiah 43:7) What is the plan of God for our lives? (Jeremiah 29:11) “For I know the plan for you declares the Lord, plans to proper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Third, it empowers us. We find strength in the Word to the weary and it increases the power of the weak. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. (Isaiah 40:31) We will learn to recognize the inner awareness we have of ourselves through God. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us according to Philippians 4:13. So do not fear for he is with us and he has given us victory.
Fourth, to become more like God. Becoming like him involves forgetting about ourselves and putting others first. To live a life of love just like Jesus Christ loves us involves having all of the Fruits of the Spirit which are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, temperance, faith, meekness. (Galatians 5:22-23)
Fifth, to be spiritually nourished. It helps us to be more connected and get into an intimate relationship with him. According to Matthew 4:4, it says “man shall not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Learn to seek his presence through his words.
Finally, the Bible is eternal. It’s like an unending because the Word eternal. Matthew 24:35 says “heaven and earth will pass away but my words shall not pass.” The world as we know it today will one day cease to exist which will be the end of time. But blessed be the ones of the us that hears the words, meditate on it and practice it, because all that will truly matter is his words that will lead us to his glory.
Please take the time in the morning to read your Bible. Sadly we’re more focused on the stuff of life and neglect the Word. From today I challenge you to commit to reading your Bible everyday and you will see how you can grow.
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I’m Hadassa Paylor, a believer, a wife, and the founder of “Your Morning Word” blog. I’m Haitian and I live in New York. I was always felt inspired to write and help others out in my writing. On this blog you’ll find a lot of spiritual, social ideas, advice, and a lot more things to help you grow closer to God. Join me in this journey for “Your Morning Word”.