Devotional

Read It and Believe It

Ready “It is to remain with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to observe all the words of this instruction, and to do these statutes.” - Deuteronomy 17:19
Set How many times has a coach handed us a playbook or drawn a play diagram for us on the board? How many of us ever take our playbook home and look at it before bed just so we have an idea of what is going on? If we don’t understand the plays from the playbook, how many of us ever take the time to ask the coach about the plays and how to execute them properly? I used to be one of the guys who thought he’d learned something just by looking over his playbook. As Christians many of us do the same thing with our Bibles. We pick them up here and there and look for the right “play” for our situation, or we skim them over hoping that we will gain wisdom by reading without going into depth. God wants you to read it, believe it and follow through with what it says! As Christians, sometimes we read our Bibles just to be comforted. There is nothing wrong with that when we need it, but reading our Bibles and believing them will open new doors, give us divine wisdom and bring us closer to Him. The next time you pick up your Bible, be serious and read it like you believe it! Pray over the Word and ask God for wisdom and understanding. James 1:5 says that if any of us lacks wisdom, we should ask God, because He will give it generously without finding fault. Begin doing this and see what blessings, promises and gifts the Lord has for you.
Go 1. How much quality time do you spend in the Word? 2. Do you ask God for understanding before you read? 3. Do you truly believe God’s promises and blessings that are written in His Word?
Workout Hebrews 4:12 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Bible Reference: 
Hebrews 4