“Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”
Do you read your Bible each day, but do not get a message from God? If you find yourself in this situation, this devotional is for you, and hopefully will help you find the wisdom God wants you to receive each day. I believe this scripture tells us how God wants us to read the Bible, as there are three key things that we need to understand. This wonderful scripture tells us that we should “Read” His word, then we must “Hear or Understand” His word, and last we must “Keep, or put into Practice” His word. It won’t do you any good to simply read God’s word, if you don’t hear or understand what it is saying to you. Also it doesn’t mean anything if you read it and understand it, if you don’t keep and obey what it tells you. I hear many people say that they read their Bibles daily, but they don’t understand it. If you find yourself in this situation, you need to develop a closer relationship with God, as you are not where you need to be. You need to pray that God will give you the ears to hear and understand what the Bible is telling you. God wants you to understand His word, and when you pray and ask for wisdom, you will find that the more you read, the more you will understand what God is saying to you. Believe me this really works as God will begin to give you more and more insight into what the scriptures mean. When the meaning of His word begins to jump off the page as you read them, you will then be at the place you need to be. When you are this point, then you need to keep and put into practice in your life, the commands of God. The words of the Bible are your roadmap to a bountiful, peaceful and joy filled life when you are able to read, and hear and put into practice God’s Holy Word. Begin today to get into God’s Holy Words, and let them minister to you.
Pastor Robert W. Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Eight