There is a very close connection between you, God and His Word. Jesus Himself is called the “Word of God.” To know God, you must know His Word; to honor God, you must honor His Word; to be in touch with God, you must be in touch with His Word. Many promises are given to those who master the Bible so well that the Bible masters them.
— We are promised spiritual stability, fruitfulness and true prosperity as we meditate on His Word day and night. (Psalm 1:1-3)
— When the words of Jesus abide in us, our desires will be given to us, according to God’s will. (John 15:7)
— Meditating on God’s Word leads to prosperity and success in our endeavors. (Joshua 1:8)
— We will have more wisdom than our enemies, more insight than our teachers and more understanding than the aged. (Psalm 119:97-100)
— We will have greater power over sin. (Psalm 119:11)
— We will have comfort in affliction. (Psalm 119:50)
— By drawing near to God, we have His promise that He will draw near to us. (James 4:8)
These astonishing observations, these magnificent claims, these profound promises—they help us realize how important the Bible is, and what remarkable potential we bring to our lives when we become serious students of Scripture. That’s why it’s so important that we commit ourselves to mastering the Bible so well that the Bible masters us.
(excerpt from 30 Days to Understanding the Bible | Max Anders | © 2018)