Sometimes I feel too busy to read my Bible. But I came across this passage about God’s expectations for the kings of Israel, men who had their hands full:
“When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of [God’s] law, taken from that of the Levitical priests. It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites” (Deuteronomy 17:18-20).
Imagine if that was the first thing on our national leaders’ agendas . . . copying a significant portion of the Bible with their own pens. Who knows how their strategies might change?
Imagine if that was your boss’ first priority each day—to “read and obey” God’s Word. How might your workplace change?
Now imagine if you were to write a passage a day and reflect on it. How might that change the way you speak to your spouse, encourage your children, do your duties, or pray for your leaders?
Imagine knowing God better: the God whom angels worship, whom Satan couldn’t defeat nor death hold.
Imagine the Spirit working through your daily study so you have power—not to please yourself but to do what is pleasing to God.
Now stop imagining and start reading . . . writing . . . worshiping.