Bible Reading

Read it much, read it often, brood over it, think over it, meditate over it—meditate on the Word of God day and night. When you are awake at night, think of a helpful verse. When you get up in the morning, no matter how you feel, think of a verse and make the Word of God the important element in your day.

The Holy Ghost wrote the Word, and if you make much of the Word, He will make much of you. It is through the Word that He reveals Himself. Between those covers is a living Book. God wrote it and it is still vital and effective and alive. God is in this Book, the Holy Ghost is in this Book, and if you want to find Him, go into this Book.

To get the most out of the Scripture, it must be read slowly and with meditation. David said, “In Thy law do I meditate day and night.” In this busy period of the world’s history, meditation has become almost a lost art. Everything now is done with a rush. But the child of God will retire to some quiet chamber “far from the maddening crowd,” and will find there great enjoyment reading the dear old Book and then quietly ruminating like a true sheep.

The world calls time spent in this manner wasted time, but an hour a day invested in such quiet meditation on God’s Word will yield dividends in spiritual blessing and bodily health all the rest of our lives.

(A. W. Tozer, The Quotable Tozer II)

In Thy law do I meditate day and night

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