The grandfather said, “Take this old wicker coal basket down to the river and bring back a basket of water.”
The boy did as he was told, but the water leaked out before he could get back to the house.
The grandfather sent him back three more times and told him to move faster each time.
Every time, the frustrated boy returned with an empty basket.
Finally, out of breath, the young boy said to his grandfather, “See? It’s useless!”
The old man said, “Look at the basket. Instead of a dirty old wicker coal basket, it’s now
clean. Son, that’s what happens when you read the Bible. You might not understand it or remember everything you read, but when you do, it will change you from the inside out.”
As believers, we must daily saturate our hearts and minds with the Word of God.
It may seem like you can’t retain or comprehend everything you read in the Bible.
But God uses the Scripture you study each day to change you from the inside out!
Make a commitment to the Lord to study His Word faithfully each day.
Pray that He will use the Scripture to cleanse you and make you more like Jesus!