So far the blessings that we experience from God because we honor Him, seek Him, and seek His will by reading the Word of God each day is Wisdom, Success, Righteousness, Inner Strength, a growing Intimacy with God, and joy. Those 6 alone would motivate me to read faithfully every day, but we are going to add 19 more blessings, and hopefully by the time we get to the end you won’t ever want to miss reading again.
When Jesus was tempted by the devil while in the wilderness fasting He resisted him by quoting scripture. The devil tempted Him by talking to Him, and He tempts us in the same way, he talks to us and we hear him in our thoughts. Those thoughts that he initiates if not captured will grow in our mind and have babies and begin to establish some strongholds which begin to control our attitude, and then our behavior.
1 Timothy 4:1 “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,”. “PAYING ATTENTION TO”, his words begin to influence and control. Those who read the Bible a lot, memorize a lot, and meditate on the supernatural Word of God quickly recognize false statements and thoughts and replace them with Gods Word .
1 John 2:14 I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.