We may underestimate what we receive for free. Peter, Paul, and others wrote the letters we now find in the New Testament during persecuted times, allowing us to benefit from their tough challenges. So, we need to place a high value on Scripture.
God’s Word is freely given, although we may have to pay for the technology to access it. Think about the number of versions of God’s Word available today. What an abundance of spiritual food! It’s a sign of God’s goodness towards this generation — a provision of pure milk. The question is, do we digest it?
We have been saved by grace. Yet, spiritual growth depends on how much we pay attention to God's words. As we study his Word, we learn more about God’s love and promises. This information may not make a big difference until our hearts capture the power of that passage, as God's Spirit illuminates His Word and enables us to believe it at a deeper level.
We need to be hungry for more of the Word, yielding to it regularly. As a baby is hungry for milk, so we should be hungry for such pure spiritual nutrition.
We all have areas of our lives that need improvement or healing. We can all do with a better attitude — to be less angry, frustrated or discouraged. God can use His Word to heal us in amazing ways if we keep feeding on it.
Dear God, thank you for saving me by grace. Give me the grace to spend time in your Word so I can digest it and grow through your power. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Go Deeper — Today, as you sit down to read your Bible, first reflect on this verse, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). Invite God to enable you to really “drink in” what he wants you to learn. Then share what you learn with someone else.
Read Further — Don’t know where to start when it comes to reading the Bible? This article, God Is Speaking To You may help.
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