Originally shared with Ladies In Waiting magazine and Rubies Like Ruth
“Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read:” (Isaiah 34:16a)
We have the greatest privilege to hold in our hands the actual Word of God! In
America, we are currently allowed
to own a copy of the Bible without fear of someone taking it away from us. Many
of us probably have duplicate copies. However, the Bible will do us little good
if we leave it on our shelves to pull out only on Sunday (dusting it off). We
need to dip into this treasure chest of wealth and relish the riches God has in
store for us!
The simplest step to begin with is daily reading God’s Word. A man from
Ethiopia started reading Isaiah.
The Lord saw his heart and honored his reading by sending Philip to preach to
him. The result was that the man accepted Christ as his Savior (see Acts 8:27-39).
When we set aside time to look through God’s Word, God will begin to work in our hearts. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
. . . to be continued next week!