THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2020
REVELATIONS THROUGH READING
TEXT: DANIEL 9:2-5
MEMORY VERSE: “In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem” (DANIEL 9:2).
Benjamin Franklin asserts, “There is no denying the value of a good book. From informational to entertaining… books have the power to change our perspective”.
A writer described Benjamin Franklin as one of the most admired figures in American history, known for his homespun wisdom and remarkable career. He had little formal education, yet he was highly respected because of his knowledge and keen insight. Benjamin was a voracious reader and an intellectually curious man who became an expert in many disciplines.
Daniel in our text acquired revelation and knowledge through reading. Apart from direct revelations from our Lord Jesus, Apostle Paul got a lot of revelations through reading of the Old Testament scriptures. You can see that from the wealth of insight available in his epistles to the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians and Ephesians.
Discipline yourself to read; there is no shortcut to gaining knowledge and insight. Make effective use of the school library, and read beyond prescribed texts. Above all, surrender your life to Christ; read, pray, and God will broaden your intellectual and spiritual horizons.
QUOTE: Books have the power to change your perspective.
CHALLENGE: Discipline yourself to read and gain knowledge and insight.
PRAYER: Help me Lord to cultivate the habit of voracious reading.