The value of consuming a dose of the daily word of God cannot be overstated. It is powerful and could change your life on a daily basis!
Here are some of the many things studying a daily word of God will do for your life:
1. Arm you to fight your battles
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Eph. 6:17)
2. Help you become a useful teacher to others
For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel. (Ezra 7:10)
3. Cause you to give thanks with an upright heart
I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, when I learn Your righteous judgments. (Ps. 119:7)
4. Produce an increase in wise counsel
A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel… (Prov. 1:5)
5. Help you with purity and holiness
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. (Ps. 119:9)
The saints of old relied on their habit of regularly reading their daily word of God. We’re not any different than they are, are we? Certainly not. Listen to what some of them said in days of old:
“I exhort and entreat you all, disregard what this man and that man thinks about such things, and inquire from the Holy Scriptures all these things.” – John Chrysostom
“The more you read the Bible, the more you meditate on it, the more you will be astonished by it.” – Charles Spurgeon
“I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books, and praying over, if possible, every line and word. This proved meat indeed and drink indeed to my soul. I daily received fresh life, light and power from above.” – George Whitefield
That points at the need for reading our daily word of God, just like they did. Contemporary Christians also recognize the value of their daily word of God. Here are some powerful examples of influential leaders and their thoughts on studying the word of God daily.
“Put your nose into the Bible everyday. It is your spiritual food. And then share it. Make a vow not to be a lukewarm Christian.” – Kirk Cameron
“To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?” – Queen Elizabeth II
“Learning is the heart of discipleship. You can’t just take up your cross daily. You need to take up the Bible every day.” – Mark Batterson
Do you want to make this an important goal for each and every day, to get a dose of the daily word of God into your soul? It’s not hard to do – anyone can do it. And not only that, everyone SHOULD do it. That’s how impactful it can be on your everyday life.
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Here are some more great illustrations on how having a daily word of God reading habit can impact your life in a powerful way:
“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.” (Joshua 1:8)
“The Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.” — Vance Havner
“I never saw a useful Christian who was not a student of the Bible.” — D. L. Moody
“Make a daily effort to nourish your soul with inspiration from the Bible for personal growth and transformation.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita
The practice of the daily word of God was a core value for the Thessalonian converts, who were eager to learn the Gospel of the Kingdom in the Scripture:
Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. (Acts 17:11)
Again, it’s impossible to tally up all the benefits associated with habitual, daily word of God study and meditation. There are far too many too count! But one thing is for sure, you’ll be blessed beyond measure!
Psalms 1:1-6 (NIV)
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
Start your daily word of God habit today – it’s a day you’ll neither forget nor regret! Read more about the importance of starting your day with a daily devotion here, at godtv.com.