– Lee Robertson
The Daily Bread
One thing we all need is our daily bread but this bread runs out after a while, but Jesus says, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35) for “it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world” (John 6:32-33). If you have a daily intake of the Word of God, you are partaking of the “bread of life” because Jesus is the Word (John 1:1, 14).
The Many Blessings
By mining out treasures from Scripture you gradually collect great and precious nuggets of truth but until you live them out, you don’t receive all of the blessings. Here are a few blessings; a blessing from not walking with the wicked (Psalm 1:1), a blessing by having your transgression forgiven (Psalm 32:1), for putting your trust in God (Psalm 40:4), for being considerate of the poor (Psalm 41:1), and the multiply abundant blessings of the Beatitudes in Matthew 5, which are far too many to count.
The Revival of the Soul
The psalmist wrote that “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul” (Psalm 19:7) and since whatever God says is law, then all of His Word is law. Not the sacrificial laws but the laws where we must love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, but also, to love our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:30-31). Someone who takes in the Word of God and is taught by the Spirit of God can revive their soul or at least, restore the joy of their salvation. The fact about revival is not pointing outward to others but drawing a circle around yourself and declaring, “Revival starts here.” If it doesn’t start there, it will not start outside the circle.
Lee Robertson understood that the Bible is a gold mine and it’s just waiting for someone to take out its riches but riches don’t jump out of the pages of the Bible; we must dive into the Bible to get the Bible into us and that means we need to read it every day for our daily bread. Also, we receive many blessings by doing what the law says, not that the law saves us, but because we are saved, and finally, daily Bible reading revives the soul and when the Spirit of God is working in us, we’ll find new treasures that we’ve never seen before and learn new things we’ve never known before