“…but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments” (Exodus 20:6).
Reading of the Scripture is a blessing, hearing the read Scripture is also a blessing and practising what is written in the Scripture is also a blessing (Revelation 1:3). The Scripture promises us a blessed life.
God Himself taught Joshua, the secrets of that blessed life saying “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8).
A saint by name Dwight L. Moody said once “If you carry the Bible in your youth days, it will carry you in your old age. The Scripture will create a distance between you and the sin. If you do not follow what the Scripture says, then the sin will create a distance between you and Scripture.”
Billy Graham was a man of God who shook the world and once after rewinding his past experiences in life, he said “God helped me to lead a blessed life in this world. The reason for this is this Bible alone.” He is the one to read the Scripture again and again with a sense of research. He prepared more than four thousand sermons on the basis of the Scripture. Today, in his old age, he stands erect and reveals the secret of how he led a blessed life to the youngsters.
Analyse the Scripture. It not only converts you into blessed one but also makes you noble. The Scripture witnesses about the believers in a city that way. Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true (Acts 17:11). Dear children of God, you also need to be witnessed as noble. Is it not? Go through the Scripture every day researching it.
Another great blessing we receive by reading the Scripture is the fruit yielding life. King David who led a God supporting life always says “…whose delight is in the law of the Lord and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers” (Psalm1:2, 3).
What is the next blessing of the Scripture? Yes. It turns the simple into understanding ones. “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple” (Psalm119:130).
To meditate: “…whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life” (John 5:24).