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Joshua 1: 8

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

Do you know what a fire brick is? According to Wikipedia it is “ a block of refractory ceramic material used in lining furnaces, kilns, fireboxes, and fireplaces.” Have you ever wondered what material is used in the kilns and furnaces? With the fires getting so hot, how can any material hold molten steel or glass or even survive the temperatures of the furnaces?

Years and years ago I heard Dick Mills give a talk in which he used fire brick as an example. Obviously, it stuck with me. He compared the Bible to fire brick. As we read the Bible, day after day, searching its pages and gleaning the wisdom of God, we are actually laying in the fire brick of our souls. Those days and days of reading prepare us for the days when the fire is really hot. We are prepared, in other words, for what the world throws at us because the Word of God has been laid in like fire brick.

A friend of mine is enjoying “overnight success.” In the last year she has published two books, being invited to speak at conferences, done TV interviews, has just returned from a ten week speaking tour in Australia and New Zealand, and her ministry has gone from almost non-existent to flourishing. Why? Answer – fire brick. She has been laying in the Word for 20 years. Bit by little bit God has built a majestic tower out of her daily diligence. That is the way overnight success works, through year by year faithfulness.

The same thing will work for you too. The time you spend today in God’s Word may be next month’s saving grace. Your daily reading of scripture is preparing you for everything which will come your way. So, don’t be caught unprepared. Get your Word on.

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