Alas, there are people who want to be close to God and faithfully read their Bible yet seem to get precious little from it. Why? Today’s devotional gives the usual reason and shows you how to be richly blessed in you devotions. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 119:97 (ESV)
Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
“The Bible will, undoubtedly, be valued far above the best of human composition, by every lover of the name of God. He will not only read it, but meditate upon it, and endeavor to know what is that good, and perfect, and acceptable will of God, which it discovers unto men. When God has been pleased in His great mercy to write to us the great things of His law, they will not be accounted by us a strange thing, if we are not children of the night and darkness. It is, however, to be feared that too often the Bible itself is read with little profit. If we run over a chapter, and throw aside the book, without endeavoring to understand what the mind of God in it is, and to improve it as the rule of our faith and practice, what will it profit us? We cannot expect that the Scriptures will operate on us as a charm.” [George Lawson, The History of Joseph, (London: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1807), p. xiii-xiv]