FIFTH DAY “Send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared.” Neh. 8:10.
Also the Lord is pleased to communicate unto me that which, very soon after, I have found become food for other believers. My heart being nourished by the truth, being brought into experimental fellowship with God, I speak to my Father, and to my Friend about the things He has brought before me in His precious Word.
FOURTH DAY “The Spirit of Truth . . . He will guide you into all truth.” John 16:13.
The Word of God can be explained only by the Holy Spirit; He is the teacher of His people. The first evening that I shut myself into my room, to give myself to prayer and meditation over the Scriptures, I learned more in a few hours than I had done during a period of several months previously.
THIRD DAY “Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them.” 1 Tim. 4:15.
We should meditate on what we read, so that perhaps a small portion of that which we have read, or, if we have time, the whole, may be meditated upon in the course of the day. Or a portion of a book, or an epistle, or a gospel, through which we go for meditation, may be considered every day.
SECOND DAY “Every day a portion.” Jer. 52:34.
It is of immense importance for the understanding of the Word of God, to read every day a portion of the Old and a portion of the New Testament, going on where we previously left off. This throws light upon the connection; for a different course will make it utterly impossible ever to understand much of the Scriptures.
FIRST DAY “Thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart.” Jer. 15:16.
If the reader understands very little of the Word of God, he ought to read it very much; for the Spirit explains the Word by the Word. And if he enjoys the reading of the Word little, that is just the reason why he should read it very much; for the frequent reading of the Scriptures creates a delight in them.