Tuesday March 12th, 2019

Welcome to 12/03 and the POWER OF READING is in Matthew 12/03-
“But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungered, and they that were with him”

Despite not going to any conventional school of his days, Jesus was noted for challenging his followers and listeners to get addicted to reading.
At least in seven different places, Jesus answered questions targeted at him with the opening phrase of ” Have ye not read” (Matt.12:3,5; 19:4; 21:16; 22:31; Mark 12:10,26)
By his addiction to reading Jesus was able to proffer answers to all the questions directed at him per time- “And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.” Luke 2:46,47
Inside books are answers you need to proffer solutions to the questions of your life, nation and generation.

To have answers to questions around you, you must
1. COVET READING- “Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.” 1 Tim.4:13
2. CONNECT READING- “So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” Ne.8: 8
3. CONVEY READING- “The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee , and the books, but especially the parchments.” 2Tim.4:13
4. CONFORM TO READING- “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” Hab.2: 2

The greatest book to read, understand and live on is the Holy Bible which is the book of God for your utmost importance, performance and relevance – “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, throughly furnished unto all good works.” 2Tim.3:16,17
The more you give attention to reading especially the Bible, the more positioned you become as answers to your generation.

O Lord make me addicted to reading so as to proffer excellent solutions to the questions of my life, nation and generation in Jesus name.

Good day

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