Deuteronomy 17.19 describes, it is to remain with him, and he is to read from 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.

The king of Israel, after his appointment, was to write his own copy of God’s law from which he was to read daily so that he knew what it said in order to do what it said. Today all people everywhere have the possibility to access the Scriptures in a language they understand. Not all can read. Not all have legal access and not all have the Scriptures in their primary tongue but the Scriptures do exist in over half the world’s known languages.

In America we have no excuse for ignoring the word of God. Too many who call themselves Christians take no time to read the Scriptures. They think themselves good because they don’t do great crimes against humanity but they ignore their God in fellowship so do little to advance His kingdom on earth resulting in the committing of the greatest crime of all!

Christians call the only true God, Father, yet spend so little time with Him as children. Our time with God is not measured by the length of our church service but by the length of our time in His presence listening to His voice through His Word and praying our desire to do His will back to Him. This time should be daily, needs to be daily, if we are to be successful at deeply knowing our God and doing His will on earth as it is in heaven.

The poverty of our experience with God and the lack of effect for God we see on earth is in direct correlation to our lack of time with God and the doing of His will as He commands of us through His scriptures.

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