We are reading Psalm 41-45 and Proverbs 9. I hope you’re enjoying the challenge. Allow me to up the impact a little bit. When you read the daily scriptures, read them aloud, for there is power in the spoken word of God. Isaiah 55:10-11 says,
“10 For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
And do not return there without watering the earth
And making it produce and sprout,
And providing seed to the sower and bread to the eater;
11 So will My word be which goes out of My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the purpose for which I sent it.”
God is saying that whenever his word is spoken, it will do something in the spirit. I believe that is true even when we are reading the scriptures aloud to ourselves. Romans 10:17 confirms that, saying, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Exciting, isn’t it? You can actually build your faith by listening to someone reading the scriptures – even if that’s you. It’s a principle that most believers do not know.
Remember that faith, trusting God, is based on relationship with him. As you spend time reading the scriptures, you are spending time with God. Reading the scriptures aloud amplifies that time because you are hearing the Word of God just like Romans 10:17 says.
So, keep on reading, my friends. As you read and learn, you are gaining strength to wield your sword. May the Lord bless you and keep you!