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Read your Bible, pray everyday ….

Many of us have learned thru the use of a rhyme or a song. Some of us learned the books of the Bible thru singing them or the use of a rhyme to learn the 12 Apostles or other notable facts of the scriptures.

This style of learning is not limited to just the Bible but to just about anything we want to commit to memory. As a child one song was, “Read your Bible, pray everyday and you’ll grow, grow, grow.” When I was taught that song my feet didn’t touch the floor while sitting on the pew. So, I would go home, read my Bible then go back to church and see if my feet touched the floor, based on that song. I was so disappointed when they didn’t touch. Well, I kept reading, go back to church and measure again and again. What I found out was in time my feet touched because I grew, just like the song taught me. I grew physically and spiritually because I never gave up. Today, my feet still touch the floor and I continue to read the Bible and my growth continues. Be sure to never give up on how you also can grow as you read your Bible and pray everyday.

The sweet singer of Israel, King David said, “thy word have I laid up in my heart that I might not sin against you. “Psalm 119:11. The Bible says the word of God is good for everything in this life:

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” II Tim.3:16-17. I can’t encourage you enough to study the Bible for your growth. When Jesus was here on this earth, many people had turned and walked away because they didn’t like what he said. So the says the following to his disciples: John 6:66-71 “From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, LORD, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. The disciples realized the importance of Jesus’ words. May I ask, to whom will you turn if you don’t turn to Jesus ? Please, read your Bible, pray every day, and you will grow, grow, grow. Never give up.

(“From the Pulpit” is a weekly sermon provided by the clergy members of The Weirton Ministerial Association)

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