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Treasure God's Word 1

'I have treasured his words more than daily food.' Job 23:12 NLT

The Spirit of God makes us like the Son of God, through the Word of God! That's why Satan will put 101 roadblocks in your way to keep you from reading the Bible. Paul writes about, '[God's]... wonderful words that are able to build your faith and give you all the inheritance of those who are set apart for himself.' (Acts 20:32 TLB). Underscore that word 'all'.

God's Word is like seed; it's filled with potential. Jesus said, 'The words that I have spoken to you...are life' (John 6:63 NAS). An amazing thing happens when you study the Scriptures. Your mind illuminates, your heart resonates and the truth comes to life in you. The Bible is more than just a doctrinal guidebook. It creates faith, produces change, causes miracles, heals hurts, builds character, transforms circumstances, imparts joy, overcomes adversity, defeats temptation, builds hope, releases power, cleanses minds, brings things into being and guarantees your future. You can't survive without it. It's as essential to your life as food. That's why Job said, 'I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread' (Job 23:12 NIV).

God's Word is the spiritual nourishment you need to fulfil your life's purpose. The Bible is described as milk, bread, solid food, and sweet dessert (see 1 Peter 2:2; Matthew 4:4; 1 Corinthians 3:2; Psalm 119:103). This four-course meal is the Spirit's menu for daily strength and growth. Peter writes, 'Crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up' (1 Peter 2:2 NIV). So make a commitment to spend time each day reading God's Word.

Soulfood: Ezek 40:10-42:20 Lk 1:26-38 Ps 73:17-28 Pro 15:22-24,

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