Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16
A mother met her son at the door as he was leaving for college. She handed him a brand new Bible, and said, “Son, promise me that you’ll read this Bible every day while you’re away at school. It will bless you.”
He promised that he would. But at college he became so busy with studies and social obligations, the son set aside his promise to his mother. After a few weeks, his money began to run out. He called home. “Mom,” he said, “can you send me some money? I’m nearly broke.”
She said, "Are you reading your Bible every day?"
“Mom, I haven’t gotten around to it.” His mother said, "You’ll be blessed if you will read your Bible every day." Then she said goodbye and hung up.
The student called home several times requesting money, and the mother’s answer remained the same. “Read your Bible every day. It will bless you.”
Frustrated, the young man finally pulled his Bible from the shelf and sat at his desk to read it. When he opened his Bible, there, in the book of Psalms, was a check for $750. His mom was right. Reading his Bible blessed Him.
God’s Word cannot dwell in you richly if you are not reading it daily, mining its treasures of wisdom, knowledge, conviction, comfort, and hope. God’s Word is worth so much more than we can imagine. It will guide us to the one Who will faithfully meet our deepest needs.
Parents, teach your children to hide the Word of God in their hearts. The best way to lead your children is by example. God’s Word is the greatest treasure we can give them.
Have a great day and Keep Moving Forward!