DISCIPLINE FOR READING GOD’S WORD

We have a need to read and study God’s Word!  Do you have the discipline to do it each day?  Are you aware of how this would help you in your Christian walk?

Considering this, we might determine to be more disciplined about being in God’s Word every day.  We could even pray to be more consistent in our reading of the Word each day.  God hears and answers the earnest, heartfelt prayer of His people.  Perhaps, there is an even better approach than asking for discipline.  Before looking at another possibility; let’s look at what God tells us about His Word.  Hebrews 4:12: “For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” ESV Also, IITimothy 3:16-17: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” ESV

These words of God tell of its power, effectiveness, value and benefits.  With this in mind, let our prayer be not just for discipline, but for a hunger and thirst for His Word that compels us to look into it daily.  Our physical bodies expect three meals a day.  I usually snack in between meals.  I wonder if it might be good to “snack” on God’s Word in between our times of meditating and studying the Bible?  The Psalmist wrote he meditates on God’s Word day and night.  Memorizing Scripture is a good discipline that leads to the benefit of having God’s Word available when we need it.

FATHER, LET MY SPIRIT HUNGER AND THIRST FOR YOUR WORD AS MY BODY HUNGERS FOR FOOD AND WATER.