The Book I Love Most
Despite the fact that we have the Bible reading planners as our guide, very few people adhere to the basis of divine principles on how to understand the ways God wants us to follow. As the Bible is the wonderful word of God from His own breath every one of us has a responsibility concerning the Bible. God is the only Author of His word thus He can reveal the meaning of this word if we can properly use the word PROST the initials for: PRAY, READ, OBEY, STUDY AND TEACH.
PRAY Therefore we should pray for God’s help every time we read, that we may have a revelation in the knowledge of Him, having the eyes of our heart enlightened
READ: if any believer does not read, he becomes weak and thin spiritually, hence we should read it every day and take time to think about what it means “Blessed is he who reads, and takes to heart what is written in it, for the time is near” (Revelation 1:3).
OBEY: reading is only profitable if we take it into our hearts and follow it into our living. “But be doers of the word and not hearers only”. For those who only hear it is like a man who observes his face in a mirror and goes away and at once forgets what he was like (james ch1).
STUDY: another principle is study which is more than reading. Study a section of the scripture, read all the Scripture verses noted in the marginal lines for this helps to interpret one word by another, one verse throws light on the other.
TEACH: in 2 Timothy 2:2 we read, “And what you have heard from me before many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also”. In so doing, a person also learns for himself.
Pray, Read, Obey, Study and Teach are some of the many bases of divine principles on how to understand the “Book I love most”. We can keep ourselves pure by living according to the word by observing these principles, for the word of God is sharper than any double-edged sword it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (Heb 4:12). Let the word of God dwell in you richly and may God light a fire of love in our hearts for His word till our Lord comes.
Bro. James Mwangomo (Lomba, Tanzania)