I love to walk along a river. I like to look at the huge trees along the riverbank. These trees give us shade from the hot sun. These trees also give us a peaceful place to relax. The trees are large because their roots are deep in the ground. The river gives food to these roots and helps the trees grow tall. Then the trees produce beautiful green leaves and good-tasting fruit.
In our Bible Reading today, God says that if we read and study His Word, the Bible, we will be strong and grow spiritually. The Bible has spiritual food for Christians, just like the river has food for the trees. The Bible will help us produce spiritual fruit like goodness, kindness, patience and love.
I hope that you will take the opportunity today to read your Bible. Think about the words you read. Then ask God to show you how these verses can help you grow spiritually.