When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thought that crosses your mind? I must brush my teeth? I must check Facebook? I must read my Word?
I think a lot of problems tend to appear when people don’t spend time in God’s Word, each and every day. They may read a couple of inspirational verses once in awhile, but they rarely make studying the Word a priority in their lives.
Spending that time in Scripture is so vital to the Christian’s life. If we aren’t immersing ourself in the Word, we will be as babes. 1 Peter 2:1-3 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Spending time in the Word is so beneficial to the daily walk. It keeps your mind on good things. You find out more about your Creator. I’m amazed how I can read a passage hundreds of times and yet every single time get something more out of it. It will help you stay away from heresy. It will encourage you. Etc.
Our spiritual health is much more important than any other part of our lives. If we’re healthy spiritually, the other areas will follow. If we aren’t, the other areas of our lives will suffer.
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One reply on “Time in the Word – Day 95”
Amen! I whole heartedly concur! I know that my day goes much better, and that it is easier to do my work cheerfully when I spend time in God's Word FIRST thing. It is exactly the opposite affect when the reading of the Bible is neglected. It is hard to be a peacemaker in my relationships and it's easier to become discontent in my duties. Thanks for the reminder! "O how love I thy law! It is my meditation all the day." Psalm 119:97 It's so much easier to meditate on God's Word all day if you freshen the remembrance of it each morning. The Lord renews His mercy to us each morning (Lamentations 3:22,23) think of the imprecations of His "forgetting" to do so! Thanks again!