The Blessings of Reading the Bible 2

I have personally identified 25 blessings from scripture that God gives to us when we read His Word faithfully. The first is wisdom, and the second is prosperity and success.

Psalms 1:2-3 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

Psalms 1:3 “In whatever he does, he prospers”, and Joshua 1:8 “then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success”.

To be successful doesn’t mean everything in life is super and you have no problems or trials, but it does mean you are accomplishing significant things with your life. My definition of success which I heard someone else say years ago at a seminar, though I can’t remember who, is, “Success is accomplishing the goals that God has been leading you to set”.

Joseph would be an example of God blessing, Genesis 39:23 “The Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made to prosper.”

And it says of Daniel. “Whatever he did, the Lord caused it to be successful”,

We all crave success in the things that we so, whether at work or at home, we desire to accomplish significant things with our life, even seemingly impossible things. God loves to bless His children, but He won’t do it if we are not seeking Him, seeking His will, and honoring Him by reading His Word. It really is a small price to pay, to give Him 30 minutes each day, 15 minutes for reading and 15 minutes for prayer.

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