KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:19 ISV “Therefore, as you go, disciple people in all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,”
The scriptures enjoin the new Christian to desire the sincere milk of the word, so that He may grow by it. We listed a number of ways that the new Christian may take in the word. They are as follows;
- Daily quiet time
- Scripture memorisation
- Bible reading.
- Bible study
We live at a time of our world when there is so much information going on. Most of it gives the devil an advantage over men. God’s word will surely set you on a different tangent from the world. Someone once remarked that God’s word is more current than tomorrow’s news paper. I sincerely agree with Him. Let the new Christian understand he will never lack Godly wisdom to stay away from error, if he is to daily fill his heart with the word.
We looked at having daily quiet time in our previous study. Today we start with having a daily Bible reading. You must encourage the new believer to cultivate the habit of reading the Bible daily. There are one-year Bible reading plan, or two years reading plan. This system of reading the Bible takes you through the Bible by the end of a year or by the end of two years. Let him bear in mind that the written word proceeds from the Spirit of God. As the scriptures enter him, the Spirit also enters him. Ezekiel 2:2 “Even while he was speaking to me, the Spirit entered me, set me on my feet, and I listened to the voice that had been speaking to me. “No information in this life can be compared to the word of God filling your heart.
One needs to be very disciplined to maintain a consistent life of feeding his heart with the word. The man who makes it a habit of daily reading some portion of scripture will be enlightened by various stories of the scriptures. He will soon be able to say, ‘it is written’ to stop the devil. Indeed, the benefits of knowing God’s word are far reaching.
Father, I receive the ability to be disciplined to consistently read the bible daily. Thank you Lord.
THOUGHT: READING GOD’S WORD DAILY KEEPS THE WORLD FROM FILLING YOU WITH CERTAIN WRONG THOUGHTS
Acts 20:32 ISV “I’m now entrusting you to God and to the message of his grace, which is able to build you up and secure for you an inheritance among all who are sanctified.”
Prov. 4:20-22 ISV “My son, pay attention to my words, and listen closely to what I say. Do not let them out of your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.”