All throughout history, people have fought for their right to read God’s Word for themselves. So often we take that precious gift for granted. We have the freedom to read the Bible whenever we want. That’s not the case everywhere in the world. The Bible is God speaking directly to us, so if we want to communicate with Him and get to know Him better, we should read it often. Undertaking reading the entire Bible might seem overwhelming, but try a daily Bible reading plan to help you stay on track. Our soul needs God’s Word like our body needs air, food and water.
97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
13 Psalm 119:97-104 KJV
FEBRUARY 13, 2021 SATURDAY
13 Psalm 119:97-104 We often take our Bibles for granted. But have you ever considered how astounding it is that the God of the universe cared enough about humanity to give us His written Word so we could know Him? The Scriptures record God’s thoughts, words, desires, and purposes as well as His interventions in human history. The climax of His revelation is encompassed in the coming of His Son as our Savior, His plan of redemption, and Christ’s future return as King of Kings.
Amazingly, the Scriptures were compiled from the writings of more than three dozen people, recorded over period of about 1,400 years! Each book of the Bible reflects its human author’s personality, background, and vocabulary, yet every word was inspired as God Himself spoke through each writer (2 Peter 1:20-21). What’s more, though written by multiple hands over multiple centuries, Scripture is a cohesive compilation: Its message is consistent in truth, purpose, and prophecy.
Without God’s Word, we would know very little about Him and nothing about redemption. So never take your Bible for granted. Each time you open it, you are hearing God’s voice speaking directly to you. Take advantage of this privilege and read it regularly.Daily Devotions
I love this Bible. It’s my favorite one. If you have trouble understanding the meaning of passages, the Expositor’s Bible with Jimmy Swaggart’s notes will greatly help you. I read this entire Bible last year. I followed a Bible-in-a-year reading plan, and I feel like I learned so much. I firmly believe Swaggart’s notes were truly inspired by the Holy Spirit.