Spending time in God’s Word daily

Bryan Olden   -  

The biblical Prophet Jeremiah had this to say

about spending time in God’s Word:

“When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies.”
Jeremiah 15:16 (NLT)

Because Jeremiah was God’s child, he was eager to hear what His Heavenly Father had to say. This brought joy and delight to his life and, in turn, to the lives of others.

Hopefully you already have a daily time you spend reading a portion of God’s Word. If not, let’s consider some of the genuine benefits of a daily time in The Bible…

1. Spending time in God’s Word each day helps us understand who God is and what He is like.

“Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. 2And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. 3The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God,”
Hebrews 1:1-3a (NLT)

God truly loves you and He wants you to know Him more intimately.

2. Spending time in God’s Word each day helps us act like Jesus.

“You are God’s dear children, so try to be like him.”
Ephesians 5:1 (ERV)

When we try to be like God we are better able to love people as He loves them.

3. Spending time in God’s Word each day helps us stay away from sin.

“I have treasured Your word in my heart, So that I may not sin against You.”
Psalms 119:11 (CSB)

In God’s Word, we discover what brings God’s blessing and what brings God’s correction.

4. Spending time in God’s Word each day helps to renew our minds.

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
Romans 12:2 (NLT)

God’s Word helps us sort out this world’s mixed up and messed up philosophy.

5. Spending time in God’s Word each day helps us be courageous.

“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:8-9 (NLT)

God’s Word helps you understand what’s worth standing up for.


If you already have developed the habit of spending time in God’s Word on a daily basis, be encouraged to continue this life-building practice. If you are not in the habit of spending time in God’s Word each day, here are some helpful resources:

1. YouVersion.com – this free app has literally hundreds of bible reading plans and additional resources to help you grow in faith.

2. If you have taken CLASS 101, register for CLASS 201 – Discovering Maturity. In this class you will discover more clearly the importance of a daily time reading God’s Word. You can register for the next class by clicking here.

3. Pick up your Bible and start reading a chapter a day. It’s helpful to start with the Book of John and then go back to the Book of Matthew and read all the way to the end of the New Testament before going to the Old Testament. This will give you a clearer understanding of who Jesus is and how He wants to bless you so you can be a blessing to others.

 

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