When someone asks how they can draw closer to God and begin to love His word, I tell them to begin with a daily diet of the Bible. Years ago a wise Pastor encouraged me to read a chapter of Proverbs each day. That is what began my habit of feasting on the word of God.
This continues to be something that I enjoy greatly and cannot live without. One thing that makes this much easier is the youversion.com Bible APP and it’s reading plans.
Here are several verses from today’s reading of Proverbs 13 that speak volumes:
3 Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.
4 Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.
6 Godliness guards the path of the blameless, but the evil are misled by sin.
9 The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.
14 The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.
15 A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person is headed for destruction.
16 Wise people think before they act; fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness.
18 If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept correction, you will be honored.
20 Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.
22 Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.
I pray that we will fall more in love with God’s word and long for it daily like we need food or to breathe. This will change our lives big time. Let God do that to your life and to those you will lead to do the same.