“…but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments” (Exodus 20:6).
It is a blessing to read the Scripture and it is also a blessing to hear what is read. To keep those things which are written in it is also a blessing (Revelation 1:3). The Scripture promises us a blessed life. God taught Joshua “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” (Joshua 1:8).
Once, the saint D. L. Moody said, “If you carry the Bible in your youth days, it will carry you in your old age. The Bible will keep you away from the sins. If you do not follow the Bible, the sins will keep you away from the Bible”. Billy Graham, a man of God who shook the world said, “God helped me to live a blessed life in this world and the reason is this Bible.” He is the one to read the Bible again and again and research it. He has prepared more than four thousand sermons from the Scripture. Today, though he is not with us, his sermons on the secret of his blessed life would stand as a witness to the youngsters.
Analyze the Scripture and it will change you into a blessed and a noble one. “These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11). Dear children of God, you also should be certified as noble. Is it not? Explore the Bible every day.
Another great blessing you receive for reading the Scripture is that you receive a fruit yielding life. King David who led a fruit yielding life said, “But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law, he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither and whatever he does shall prosper.” (Psalm 1:2, 3).
What is the next blessing of the Scripture? It is giving understanding to the simple. “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple” (Psalm 119:130). “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple” (Psalm 19:7). “Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray” (Isaiah 35:8).
To meditate: “He who hears my word and believes in Him who sent me has everlasting life and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24).