“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you…” - COLOSSIANS 3:16a
A young boy told his dad that he had studied the 23rd Psalm and the Beatitudes, but he knew he didn’t remember all the verses, and he wondered if reading the Bible was worth it.
The father said, “See that waste basket? Take it out back and fill it with water.” It was made of wicker, so when the boy tried to fill it, the water ran right through the basket. He told his dad, “It won’t hold water.”
Then the father told the boy to look inside the wastebasket and see how clean it had become. He said, “That’s the way it is with God’s Word. When you read it and study it, it passes through your life. You won’t remember it all, but it will cleanse your life.”