Our weekly delight ( joy & pleasure ) in reading comes from the Book of Proverbs 31: 10-31 ” There are many virtuous and capable women in the world but you surpass them all. “
” Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.
Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life…..
She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night.
She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy…
She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.
When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness…
Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her. ”
Please! Please continue reading the Bible! This is Life!!!
Joshua 1: 8 ” This Book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success. “
You cannot meditate on the Word, without first READING IT, and here it mentions that the ” Book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth “, which indicates that it should be VERBALLY SPOKEN. The effect of meditating on the Word of God, and speaking it is so that we may “ observe to do according to all that it written therein “, and that will make it possible to “ make ( our ) way prosperous, and then ( we ) shall have good success. ” The prosperity that this is talking about isn’t financial prosperity necessarily, but has in mind the life of the person who first reads it, then observes it, and finally to know that what is written in it shows us how we can prosper and be successful, but not by worldly standards, but according to God’s standard ( endless blessings out of His Divine mercy ).