There are a great many people who enjoy reading Scripture. Unfortunately, however, there are a great many more who do not. Of this second group, there are many within who, when asked, would speak favorably of the Lord, His word, and way. But, when asked further what he (she) knows of the Lord, His way, and word, little knowledge comes from the lips.

It is a challenge to all who enjoy reading to be sure they understand and then apply the holy word to life. It is a challenge, but one that can be met if the desire is there. It is a challenge, furthermore, to hear the Lord’s word and apply it with consistency. As the Lord said, in a different context, the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. The solution? Watch and pray.