Have you taken advantage of the blessings of the Holy Scriptures? Or have you, by reason of neglect of the scriptures, dwindled in unbelief from time to time in your life? Mark Twain once said, “A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” Have you sometimes “suffered in ignorance, not knowing the mysteries of God” because you won’t read? Are you children following a path that will lead to that same ignorance?
I listened to a lovely young woman report on her experiences as a missionary. Among other things, she said this: “Scriptures that are falling apart usually belong to someone who isn’t.”
So many families seem to be falling apart, and we interact every day with people whose lives are in disarray. But there is super glue in the scriptures. They are the prescription to cure this malady, and we begin to heal as we learn the language of the scriptures.
Effective scripture reading is like learning a foreign language. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the Lord instructed his people to spend significant time in the study of the word.