Why Reading God’s Word is Important

“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.”

(Ps 119:9)

God’s Word is the answer for how we are to live. It represents God’s will for our life. When we read it, meditate on it, and allow it to influence the way we think and act, we are living in line with God’s holiness. Our thoughts and actions will be pure.

God’s Word, however, doesn’t enter our life by accident, osmosis, or through the efforts of others. We must personally invest in it, realizing it makes us richer than all treasures (Ps 119:14).

The best way to store God’s Word in your heart, to begin meditating on it, is to read it (Ps 119:11, 15). To actually dive into the the text of Scripture. Not a devotional or a book about the text, but the Scriptures themselves. There is a place for devotional reading and commentaries. They help us understand apply the text but we must not forsake our own time of mining the riches out of God’s Word.

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