“In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.” (Daniel 9:2)
The benefits of books cannot be overemphasised! Through books, we gain knowledge and understanding. And understanding is a major key to our accomplishments in life. In the passage under review, Daniel gained understanding from books to stand in the gap for his people. Many books are loaded with great information and insights that will secure our freedom from ignorance. Don’t forget ignorance is more deadly than any sickness out there! “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6)
If we do not want to be destroyed, then we must go for knowledge! The devil plans to keep us in the darkness of ignorance. He knows that knowledge is power. He knows that the day you know your rights and privileges in Christ, you will gain power over him. So he is fighting against your knowledge acquisition. Reading anointed or relevant books should be your topmost priority.
Let’s consider 3 examples of individuals that benefited from books:
- Jesus Christ!
Our Lord discovered His purpose by reading the book of Isaiah. “And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,” (Luke 4:17)
We too can discover our life purposes from the scriptures.
- Apostle Paul!
Apostle Paul was a bookworm! He placed so much value on books that he instructed one of his helpers to “… bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.” (2Tim 4:13)
Apostle Paul had a personal library! Start building your library today. Buy books and make sure you read them.
- Bill Gates!
Bill Gates and his friend, Paul Allen stumbled across a magazine that helped them with their computer project. Most successful people, especially leaders are avid readers! Read to broaden your horizon!
Today, I’m presenting two fascinating books:
- Questions Singles Ask
- Teenagers and Parents
Please get copies for yourself and others.
I decree and declare that you will gain vital info and knowledge from your reading adventure in Jesus’ mighty name!
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe