When their son
left for his freshman year at Duke University, his parents gave him a Bible,
assuring him it would be a great help. Later, as he began sending them letters
asking for money, they would write back telling him to read his Bible, citing
chapter and verse. He would reply that he was reading the Bible – but he still
needed money. When he came home for a semester break, his parents told him they
knew he had not been reading his Bible. How? They had tucked $10 and $20 bills
by the verses they had cited in their letters.
The rewards of Bible study are life changing – even if there isn’t money between
the pages. It is vital to spend time in God ‘s Word because it is the guide
to help you prosper in everything you do.
– Turning Point Daily Devotional, 1/2/04
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