KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 4:13. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
Apostle Paul admonishes pastor Timothy to keep reading the scriptures. Reading is a practice that everybody must never stop.
The mind is a very important tool that must be trained and taught for ignorance is too expensive to live with. Many people could have prevented their death if they had the proper knowledge. Reading imparts knowledge. Reading the scriptures enlightens you about God and his dealings with His children.
Reading will give you knowledge when knowledge is received in the proper order it gives birth to understanding. The proper application of what is understood is wisdom. Proverbs 4:7 says “Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom; and with all thy getting get understanding”. We saw that to get wisdom one must first acquire knowledge, and knowledge is a product of reading. Every Christian must develop the habit of daily reading the Bible. It is proper to read through the whole Bible.
The Bible is one unit made of 66 books. The grand theme of the Bible is God’s plan of redemption for men. Any child of God who consistently reads the Bible will grasp the general message of the Bible. He will be able to blend scriptures from various portions of the Bible to lead a successful life.
It is sad to realize that a lot of Christians do not know the scriptures. This has allowed false teachers to easily deceive them. If you are a literate person then please read the scriptures. Laziness is one of the major causes why most Christians do not read the Bible. Your success in life is directly related to the information from the word you know and your ability to rightly apply them.
Don’t allow laziness to rob you of your blessings in this life. There is always a blessing in reading the scriptures. Anytime you read the Bible you directly fellowship with the Spirit of God and He imparts to you the life of God.
Be disciplined to be an ardent reader of the Holy Scriptures.
I am dedicated to reading the Bible every day. It feeds my mind with truth and my heart is at peace. My health springs forth as I am exposed to the truths of scriptures.
1 Thessalonians 5:27. “I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren”
Colossians 4:16 ” And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the epistle from Laodicea”.