Proverbs 13:13 The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
What I am doing for a while, anyway, is picking a verse out of the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds with the day of the month. Today is March 13th so I picked a verse from the 13th chapter of Proverbs to write about. The hardest part of writing a daily blog is coming up with a topic, and this should help some. I still have to pick the verse and write the commentary, but this should end the sometimes hours of indecision about what to write about.
The Bible is the living Word of God, and apart from it, we can’t have a relationship with God. We grow in our relationship with God by reading, memorizing, and meditating on His Word. Our flesh is not inclined towards knowing God more or doing His will, so our flesh is constantly pulling us away from faithfully reading, studying, or memorizing it. Our flesh is a significant anchor in our life regarding spiritual goals; it is like trying to run a marathon pushing a wheelbarrow with a hundred-pound sack of chicken food in it.
The devil wants to run our life, he wants to destroy our life, he wants to pull us away from God, and he wants us to ignore the Word of God. He works at controlling our life by talking to us, and we hear him in our thoughts. Have you ever had the thought pop into your head, “I am so tired tonight; I will read my Bible tomorrow night?” Where did that thought come from?
There are over a hundred different blessings that come into our life from faithfully reading and memorizing the Bible. God wants us to read His Word, so He motivates us by giving us rewards when we read it. Here are just a few;
– great peace, supernatural wisdom, restores our soul, we will know the perfect will of God for our life, we will grow spiritually, the joy of the Lord, inner strength to manage pressures and trials, more significant and increasing faith, and increasing power in our prayers to God.
That is just a few of the clearly started blessings that come from God when we honor Him by reading and living His Word. The key to faithfully reading and memorizing His Word is to set a goal. Then to become part of an accountability group that meets regularly, weekly is best, who will encourage you to be faithful to the Word of God every day.