‘…Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.’ Romans 10:17 NKJV
If you are wise, when God talks you’ll listen. And He will talk to you through the Bible. The reason the Bible has outsold every other book is because it is God’s Word on the issue. It takes approximately 56 hours for most people to read the Bible through. If you read 40 chapters a day you would complete the Bible within a month. If you read nine chapters of the New Testament each day you would complete it within 30 days. But you must read it systematically, regularly, and expectantly. (If you use our SoulFood reading plan you will read your Bible in one year!) When Satan attacked Him in the wilderness, Jesus quoted the Scriptures to him. That’s why the Psalmist said, ‘Your word have I hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.’ (Psalm 119:11 NKJV) The book of Proverbs has thirty-one chapters. Here’s an idea: since there are thirty-one days in most months, why not read a chapter in this wisdom book every day. Can you imagine what you’d learn? The Word of God will build your faith. ‘Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.’ Your faith grows when you hear God speak, and it works when you do what He says. If you struggle to lead a victorious Christian life, read these words carefully: ‘How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word.’ (Psalm 119:9 NKJV) The solution to every problem you face is contained in Scripture. To be wise you must study it. To be strong in faith you must believe it. To be successful in life you must practise it.
SoulFood: 2 Sam 1:1-3:21, Luke 9:46-56, Ps 42:6-11, Pr 16:17-19
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012