A lady was traveling in Europe with a group of her friends. On one of their shopping trips she discovered a beautiful diamond and ruby bracelet that captured her heart. She sent a message to her husband that read, “Have found a beautiful bracelet. It costs $75,000. May I buy it for our anniversary?”
He responded, “No, price too high.”
Somehow, in the transmission, his comma after the “No” was deleted. She read it as “No price too high” meaning that she was worth it. So she purchased the bracelet.
In a letter to Timothy, Paul wrote, “Focus on reading the Scriptures to the church.” The “Scriptures” that Paul was talking about were the writings of the Old Testament. It was all that the early church had to read at that time. But they read them carefully and faithfully to learn of the Messiah who had been sent from God.
We, too, must do the same: focus on reading the Scriptures. We need to read the Old as well as the New Testament for there are rich rewards to be found in both. It is necessary for us read, focus, study, understand and apply the principles of His Word that God has revealed to us for our daily walk.
Prayer: Help us, Heavenly Father, to hide Your Word in our hearts that we might not sin against You and live our lives as Your disciples. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: 1 Timothy 4:13 Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.