Do you wake up with the joy of Lord in your heart? Do you not only read the Word but recite it or sing it to yourself? This brings us to our key text coming out of Ephesians 5:18b — 19 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
18b …but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
In Apostle Paul addressing the people of Ephesus, he advises them to meditate on the Word of God. Yes, it is good to read the Bible each day, but that should not be the end of our quiet time with the Lord. Even after we have closed up the Good Book, we should continue throughout the day to think on what we read. We ought to speak — and even sing — it to ourselves as a melody in our hearts to the Lord. Learning the Word of God ought not to feel like a burden or chore — but a joy. Furthermore, as stated in Romans 10:17 (KJV), “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Hearing what thus saith the Lord strengthens our faith and girds our spirits, so we can stand strong for God no matter what the world throws at us.
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